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Great Blue Heron

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 19 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

As we were driving through the refuge, Ellie spotted this Great Blue Heron in the wetlands. The heron is my totem.

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bishop from Houston, United States

Very sharp! :)

19 Feb 2010 5:25am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Elegant shot, love the sharp detail and the reflection! Delicious lighting.

19 Feb 2010 5:31am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Lovely bird, lovely composition, excellent shot :)

19 Feb 2010 5:41am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful light on the background and an interesting pose of the bird :)

19 Feb 2010 6:16am

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Nice how the reflection has blurry and sharp areas :)

19 Feb 2010 6:16am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Marvelous. I like that his 'beard' feathers have a similar texture to the grasses beyond. And he reflects so nicely in the water. A splendid image !

19 Feb 2010 6:30am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

love the color n texture of the grass n it made a great backdrop to bring out the subject. again, the sharpness of ur photos r incredible

19 Feb 2010 6:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another superb shot . Well spotted to see him while driving.

19 Feb 2010 6:44am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic. What a majestic bird! I really like the composition and sharpness of this image.

19 Feb 2010 9:10am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Really superb !

19 Feb 2010 9:30am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great catch, nice light, well detailed and beautiful reflection of the heron in the water.

19 Feb 2010 9:35am

Lyl & Rol from Besançon, France

Ce héron est photographié dans un environnement de nature magnifique dans sa position typique. Très beau reflet également. Bonne journée.

19 Feb 2010 9:52am

kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

sublime composition and shot

19 Feb 2010 10:39am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An excellent shot - great light !

19 Feb 2010 12:52pm

Zora Zoé - sichtbar fotogrativ from Berlin, Germany

Such a wonderful image in detail, colours and reflection, John4Jack - brilliant!

19 Feb 2010 12:56pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Your a master of gold tones.

19 Feb 2010 1:17pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Steady hand, good useful photo, good vision, patience, good taste, talent, mastery ... forgetting something? A beautiful composition edited to perfection and a good role model! Thanks very much dear Jack! Muchos besos para hoy! Adela

19 Feb 2010 1:54pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Splendide image! Superbe environ naturel! J'aime beaucoup!

19 Feb 2010 2:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good capture, funny looking bird is the heron. Always looks as though it has hunched and bunched shoulders.

19 Feb 2010 2:38pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice reflection

19 Feb 2010 2:46pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Magnificent capture. A perfect shot!

19 Feb 2010 3:51pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Isn't it wild how the great blues look gray? I took several shots of one at a preserve and most of them were gray until I got around to a certain angle and the blue just popped. Well taken photo here Jack. You have good detail throughout and it has an overall warm feeling to it and the fresh scent of fall.

19 Feb 2010 4:14pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Nice picture. I like it

19 Feb 2010 4:27pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Utterly beautiful, Jack, with the reflection and the cover of the tall grass

19 Feb 2010 4:36pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

The background is gorgeous, and it reflects a wonderful, beautiful and great photo, jack!
Five stars!

19 Feb 2010 4:42pm

[email protected] from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great light, composition & pp work!

19 Feb 2010 4:57pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love herons! you captured him perfectly :)

19 Feb 2010 5:36pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Excellent .... quoi dire de plus !... 5*****

19 Feb 2010 5:42pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great capture . beautiful processing !

19 Feb 2010 6:17pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

I like you kept its reflection and the honey tone is superb all around

19 Feb 2010 6:21pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Wonderful reflexion of this bird, love light.

19 Feb 2010 6:47pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Brilliant shot, so sharp and detailed!
The heron is posing like a schoolteacher..;-))))

19 Feb 2010 8:08pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful reflections! Bird and stump almost seem related. Similarly grim and craggy looking, surrounded by the beauty of the grasses.

19 Feb 2010 8:31pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful capture, Jack ... good eyes, Ellie!

19 Feb 2010 9:14pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Very magestic bird, the Heron. You caught him overlooking his kingdom. Great shot Jack, nice work on the composition.

19 Feb 2010 11:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool heron, and nice environment too.

19 Feb 2010 11:37pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A striking resemblance : ] best...jerry

20 Feb 2010 12:05am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch, with a great reflection.....they're just so regal looking.....well done!!

20 Feb 2010 12:09am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The tall grasses act as a nice contrasting background to highlight the heron's presence nicely. Great detail and tones captured here.

20 Feb 2010 12:27am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Congratulations. The comments above are spot-on. Amazing how seemingly complex a background/reflection can be so pleasing in such a simple, quiet photo. Love it.

20 Feb 2010 12:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous shot. Love the colors and reflections.

20 Feb 2010 1:48am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a spectacular photograph! I love the beautiful golden light- but my words seem flat compared to how I feel looking at this!

20 Feb 2010 2:43am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I was already going, "wow" and then the heron came into view and then the reflection. Wow again. Great shot!

20 Feb 2010 3:00am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


20 Feb 2010 3:29am

angel from ..., Iran


20 Feb 2010 4:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!

20 Feb 2010 8:20am

Adam Karnes from Salem, United States

Great capture. I've always wanted to get a shot of one of these guys. Guess I need to buy a telephoto. Like others said, I really like the reflection.

20 Feb 2010 4:29pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

faboulous! In a way these birds are funny...They looks like old grumpy persons...

20 Feb 2010 4:46pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a great composition Jack. The beautiful background and the mirroreffect in the water makes this photo great!

20 Feb 2010 9:31pm

Lori Heizer from Rochester, United States

I love the reflection in the water.

21 Feb 2010 2:17am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Amazing shot. Very beautiful.

21 Feb 2010 3:14am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I love herons - whatever they do they look great -. and sometimes like a clothes stand with a forgotten jacket.... - and in this picture with the warm reef background and the soft and silky reflection he looks great and pensive.

21 Feb 2010 11:18am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Strong image of a distinctive bird - really like this one!

21 Feb 2010 10:01pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

i like specially this one...i like specially this one... atmosphere, reflection, bird's attitude...

22 Feb 2010 5:21am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous tones and light! Very well done :)

22 Feb 2010 8:15am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

You lucky so 'n so!! Wonderful!!!!

23 Feb 2010 1:56am

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States


24 Feb 2010 4:28am

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Just stunning!

24 Feb 2010 5:00am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada instant fave...beautifully captured..5 stars

25 Feb 2010 5:57pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is masterpiece quality, one to be proud of! I'm very fond of these hirsute herons, they have such an atmosphere of <Wise Men>, as if always meditating on deep topics!

27 Feb 2010 4:00am