Great Blue Heron in the Mangroves

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This Great Blue Heron was moving slowly through the dark waters, looking for fish at the roots within the shaded mangroves.  A couple times s/he came into an opening where natural lighting filtered through, giving me two wonderful image opportunities.

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Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron

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35 thoughts on “Great Blue Heron in the Mangroves

    • Thank you, Hans! I was watching those lit spots for it to pass through as it winded through the roots, Shame s/he didn’t stop for a profile shot! lol But I’ll take them!! πŸ™‚

  1. The GBH is one of the coolest wader birds I know, I like them a lot. You have photograph this dude, very nicely, excellent “chiaroscuro” effect, Good job, Donna. πŸ™‚ πŸ‘

  2. I am waiting for some decent light to go and take some more photos – of herons, birds, anything! Meanwhile yours are filling the gap nicely! I love the plumage and the way these herons can look so different – sometimes smooth, sometimes tufted, sometimes neat, sometimes bedraggled etc…

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