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On The Threshold of A Season

Between the polar vortex and far-too-frequent snowstorms, I was not immune to bemoaning the interminable winter. As the cold became dangerous, I worried about the birds, big and small. 533 more words


More animal tracks

The following photograph shows tracks made by a juvenile Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park, spotted during a… 60 more words


Heron on the Potomac in March

Direct sunlight and harsh shadows in the middle of the day make it challenging to take portraits without somehow diffusing the light. During the spring and summer, I will usually carry a collapsible diffuser that I use when photographing flowers (and occasionally people), but it would have been tough to get into position to use such a diffuser on this Great Blue Heron ( 178 more words


"I'm just swimming au naturelle," he lied smoothly.

In children’s fables, the crafty trolls lived in the shadowy worlds of tunnels beneath bridges.

My troll preferred the trail above the tunnel, where he walked back and forth above the parapet.

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Hunting Hawk

After following the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) rookeries near Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) over several seasons, I noticed consistent behavioral patterns from year to year. 543 more words

Nature Photography

And Then There Was One

“If I try to give the battery a jump start out here, their boat might explode.

And us along with it,” drawled the captain.

Once more, I sat holding my breath in the kayak, moored in a natural-cover blind across the channel from the great blue herons’ nesting island.

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Sun on My Back!

Great Blue Heron photographed on a luxuriously warm late-October morning in the tide pool at Good Harbor Beach. Click image to view full size.

Oftentimes when I come upon a Great Blue Heron fishing in the marsh at dawn, they appear as though they have been there for some time, as though they are nearly finished feeding for the morning. 28 more words