Hello again and welcome to the land of the Great Blue Heron. At least that’s what it seemed like here at Cowan Lake. As my followers know, we were in the Mississippi / Tennessee area for several years and then moved to Baton Rouge. We were able to see so many new and different types of birds in the south, but the Great Blue Heron wasn’t one that we saw nearly as often as we have up here in Ohio.
We were out early in the morning, and as you can tell by the lighting, they seemed to come from all different directions. The Blue Herons were flying in from the left, the right, into the sun, away from the sun…you name it. We were able to catch only one that actually landed on top of a buoy.
These Great Blues are, to me, somewhat oddly beautiful. At times, like in the two photos above where he is trying to land, they look very clumsy and their feathers appear ruffled and very out of place. Then at other times, like the photo where he’s sitting on the buoy, they look rather regal and stoic.
No matter how they appear, whether it be neat or messy, they are an amazing bird to watch and to photograph. And to be honest, very challenging to get a good shot, as they tend to blend in with their surroundings.
As always, I hope you enjoy the shots and that you can imagine yourself being there getting to see them first hand. Be sure to click on the “Like” and “Follow” buttons below, and check out our website at rmgoldsmithphotography.com. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Until next time, from my camera to yours, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”