Usually, if I creep to within 30 feet of a heron, it’ll bolt after hearing two or three snaps from my camera. Not this one. This blue heron stood his ground fearlessly as I clicked away with a 250mm lens from about ten yards. Taken at the Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach, Florida, on August 18, 2013. Higher resolution versions of this photo can be viewed at 500px.com.
Avian profiles. Ken, I think you must have lots of patience and the heart of a stalker. Nice work
Thanks, Dave. I just got lucky on this one–that proud fellow was simply not intimidated by my presence, nor by the snapping sound of my camera.
Perfect capture! 🙂
Thank you, Inga!
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Thank you! I’m sending you an email on the reader issue.
Kenn, this is such a beautiful portrait of a magnificent creature!
Thank you, Lisa. I was just in the right place at the right time–the heron made it easy for me!
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Sincerely Andrea many hugs
Thank you, Andrea–much appreciated!
I appreciate also your Bilder.Hab a beautiful Tag.Herzlichst Andrea
Herons are at best unpredictable> I was shooting yesterday over a path into a pond. The Heron never moved, a runner went by between us and it did not move. People walked with feet it did not move. Other times no sooner do you lift the camera but its off. Nice shot!
Thank you, Victor–yes, unpredictable is a perfect way to describe them. This was my first experience with one so bold–hope it’s not the last.