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Green Heron, on rock

Posted by
Julie L. Brown, Photobirder (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 27 February 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Shark Valley, Everglades NP
Miami, Florida 3/30/09
Florida 2009 series

To see a larger version of this image, click here .

Although this is not an optimal head angle for bird photography, I liked this side view because it shows the length and detail of the bill.

Canon EOS 40D 1/250 second F/4.5 ISO 160 300 mm

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This photoblog is my nature journal and travelogue. Many of my wildlife images were made in environments impacted by humans. My goal is to feature each animal in a way that allows the viewer to sense the essence of its life in the wild. The purpose of the accompanying narratives is to enhance awareness and appreciation of our natural world, as well as to inspire everyone to protect and care for it.

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is beautifully colored, magnificent capture. Nice day.

27 Feb 2012 8:05am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What an amazing bird! So much more showy than our grey ones

27 Feb 2012 8:14am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Not much like my herons here but, yup, I recognize that all-seeing look in the eye !

27 Feb 2012 9:04am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

gorgeous details plus fantastic colors and clarity... really an impressive photo!

27 Feb 2012 10:46am

@Nina: thank you very much, Nina.

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This really is a great shot, a winer

27 Feb 2012 11:06am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent timing - wonderful color tones.

27 Feb 2012 12:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

What a gorgeous shot of this Green Heron, Julie - the colors are amazing!

27 Feb 2012 1:53pm

Mia McPherson from United States

This is a wonderful image Julie, love the rock, pose and the setting.

27 Feb 2012 2:14pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. So beautiful. Wonderful capture of this lovely Green Heron. Amazing colours. Love it, Julie. :)

27 Feb 2012 5:39pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So beautiful and sharp image of this unique heron - very well done, Julie !

27 Feb 2012 6:34pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

A lovely colorful bird! Beautiful image!

27 Feb 2012 9:17pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

He's a handsome fella, but a little strange looking, or at least not what I am use to.

27 Feb 2012 9:18pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very fine shot if this beautiful bird! Nice framing!

27 Feb 2012 9:49pm

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

nice work

27 Feb 2012 9:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!
so beautiful colors!

27 Feb 2012 10:39pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is really beautiful, Julie...the light is killer and the pose is the kind of pose that photags would kill to get...and you got it - Awesome!

28 Feb 2012 12:03am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

The yellow eye and blue head are beautiful.

28 Feb 2012 3:11am

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Beautiful shot of this 'green' heron. I too find them fascinating. Many wonderful shots in your portfolio as well!

28 Feb 2012 3:51am

@Steve: Green herons are fun to watch. Click here to see a green heron series I shot last summer. Thanks for adding me to your blogwatch.

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

beautifull pose on a rock like that, bravo julie

28 Feb 2012 7:11am

Navin Harish from Noida, India

Look at those long yellow legs!!

28 Feb 2012 12:39pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful colors...

29 Feb 2012 6:31am

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
ISO 160
300 mm