Little Blue Heron on the hunt

Little Blue Heronon the HuntLittle Blue Heron on the Hunt – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/750, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 340mm, natural light

This Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) was photographed in Florida as it hunted for prey in a shallow lagoon the edge of a marsh in late afternoon light.  The heron stalked small fish, crabs and shrimp while I sat in the warm water photographing it and the other birds nearby.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. wonderful capture of a gorgeous bird Mia.

  2. Such a beautiful image…exquisite.

  3. Mia this is stunning as are all of your photos. You have become such a role model and example for me as I begin my own wildlife photography journey. I appreciate and truly devour your posts. Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit in all that you share. :-)

  4. What an awesome photo, beautiful bird

  5. Beautiful, Mia. Excellent detail. I have never seen one of these.

  6. Nicely saturated color on the bird, Mia.

  7. I have never seen one so small before. He’s beautiful. Carol

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