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Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 26 April 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Herons are one of my favorite birds. I was delighted to spot this one along the canal behind my house. I am not sure if that spot near the shoulder is a wound or just color. He did fly off with no problem.
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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The herons around here don't hang around where it is easy to get shots of them. You are lucky.

26 Apr 2013 5:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une belle prise ! Bonne journée

26 Apr 2013 5:28am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I agree.

26 Apr 2013 6:01am

julie from Aregno, France

Suis d'accord :) Superbe cliché. Bravo et merci Ruthie pour le partage. Bon fin de semaine.

26 Apr 2013 6:18am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Hope it was just a color .......but if he did fly off , no problem !

26 Apr 2013 6:57am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I hope it's just a memory for it ! Phil

26 Apr 2013 7:07am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A little too close perhaps Ruth. He needed a bit more space around him.

26 Apr 2013 7:22am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I've never managed to get a shot of a heron I'm happy with but this is a close as I've ever seen

26 Apr 2013 7:27am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Hopefully it was colour.. wonderful

26 Apr 2013 7:36am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Very well done to get such a close view, beautiful bird !~

26 Apr 2013 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

so wonderfully alert

26 Apr 2013 9:49am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

He looks very alert.

26 Apr 2013 9:57am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

You captured the gray-blue color!

26 Apr 2013 10:04am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Gorgeous bird.

26 Apr 2013 10:38am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

A beautiful heron - love those yellow eyes, Ruthie.

26 Apr 2013 10:55am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Schade das der Schnabel angeschnitten ist. Sonst eine gute Aufnahme.

26 Apr 2013 12:02pm

tataray from france, France


26 Apr 2013 12:03pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Oui je les aime beaucoup aussi les hérons!!! pour moi dommage que le bec soit coupé mais ce n'est que mon humble avis!

26 Apr 2013 12:37pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The heron seems to be wounded (I think) , nicely captured.

26 Apr 2013 12:55pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

what a cool visitor to have

26 Apr 2013 1:04pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France


26 Apr 2013 1:43pm

don from Spokane, United States

An impressive closeup of this heron. Well done.

26 Apr 2013 2:56pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Perhaps it's an old wound that's healed over... they are so beautiful! Last weekend when we went to the beach we saw one, a first for me. Nice color and detail Ruthie, I like! Enjoy your day!

26 Apr 2013 3:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel gros plan quel oeil jaune sueprbe image et captage.

26 Apr 2013 3:08pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like your picture full of love and hope to confirm your words... ! A hug, Adela

26 Apr 2013 4:18pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful great blue heron!

26 Apr 2013 4:19pm

El pare from prepirineu, Andorra

Really a beautiful bird. Well done.

26 Apr 2013 5:06pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

They are beautiful birds, I attempted to photograph one in Germany but just kept getting shots of his feet as he flew away.

26 Apr 2013 5:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent close-up that you've captured of this heron!! The grasses create an eye-catching background here!

26 Apr 2013 6:29pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

I've never seen a heron this close; it is very beautiful.

26 Apr 2013 6:44pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a handsome and proud looking fellow ... a blue heron indeed !!!

26 Apr 2013 7:24pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Très belle capture

26 Apr 2013 7:48pm

Helys from Paris, France

So impressive!
Great lighting, colors

26 Apr 2013 7:57pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

There was a heron on the loch i stayed at last week, they are so impressive in flight and fishing, great skill.

26 Apr 2013 8:15pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice so close Ruthie
Beautiful image
Have a nice weekend

26 Apr 2013 8:44pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very good capture! A beautiful close image of this elegant bird!

26 Apr 2013 8:46pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's difficult to get close to these nervous birds so you did well here

26 Apr 2013 9:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nice share. So "up close and personal."

26 Apr 2013 9:33pm

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

What a long neck! I love the processing that flattens out the photo.

26 Apr 2013 10:05pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful capture.
It does look like a wound.

26 Apr 2013 11:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful bird

26 Apr 2013 11:24pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espectacular captura de esta hermosa destaca su
hermosa mirada..Linda ambientación y bonitos colores..*****
Que pases buen día.

26 Apr 2013 11:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! I like herons also. I love walking along the Potomac or the C&O canal and spotting one. They are such magnificent birds!

27 Apr 2013 1:16am

Abena from Illinois, United States

You've captured such a pretty shape with this one !

27 Apr 2013 2:02am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful bird and interesting note. Beautiful capture.

27 Apr 2013 7:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice portrait.

27 Apr 2013 9:36pm