I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
I grabbed this quick portrait shot of a great blue heron posing at the edge of the marsh yesterday evening just as we were leaving for the night…I thought he looked rather dignified.
Handsome gent, if it is a male. Can you tell the difference? Are males bigger?
On these birds you can’t really tell male from female by looks and I think they are approx. the same size as adults.
When I post photos and write captions I usually just tend to let the masculine pronoun take precedence and refer to most birds and alligators as a ‘he’. 🙂
A beauty indeed!
He is a good looker! Thanks for checking this out.
He certainly is Phil! Beautifully captured!
I appreciate you looking and commenting Adrian, thanks!
Such a favourite! We have had two grey herons flying over us from pond to pond lately. Not only do they look prehistoric when they fly, that deep, gutteral croaking sounds prehistoric as well! Do the blues and tris make that same deep, strange sound, Phil? It really echoes across the fields and woods!
Oh the great blue herons here can not keep their beaks shut! They constantly must loudly announce their coming and going and we can often hear one before we see one. 🙂
Well I’m very happy you like the GBH shot.
Really like the colors and textures in the GBH! 🙂
He is a nice looking boy!
What a beautiful bird!!!! Beautiful shot.
He does look quite dignified. Reminds me of the old silhouette photos my grandma had of us kids hanging in her house.
His feathers look like fur!
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