Great Blue Heron

June 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

DSC_3429dsc_3429 Such a majestic animal

DSC_3421dsc_3421 I’ve been fascinated by great blue herons ever since I was a child – probably because my mom told me they were rare so I thought I was special every time I spotted one.

DSC_3418dsc_3418 I’ve been trying for quite some time to get some great blue heron shots with only moderate success.  They are elusive whenever I have camera in hand.

DSC_3431dsc_3431 So when we ran into this one in Lake Treman in Upper Buttermilk Park he was so far away I almost didn’t bother.  But when s/he started hunting I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  Fortunately the much higher resolution of my D7100 coupled with the 1.3X image area made these shots possible.  Certainly my best to date.

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For more information about great blue herons and to see what’s going on right now in an actual heron nest you can visit Cornell University’s Lab of Orinthology’s website.  Warning – watching the baby birds on the nest is addicting!!


Filed under: CNY Travel, Cornell University, photography Tagged: Cornell University, Great Blue Heron, great blue herons, lab of orinthology, lake treman, nature, orinthology, outdoors, upper buttermilk 2050

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