Tricolored Heron hunting in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico

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Tricolored Heron hunting in the surf of the Gulf of MexicoTricolored Heron hunting in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico – D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1500, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

Waves, warm sand, a camera in hand and a Tricolored Heron. Such simple things but they bring such great pleasure. The Tricolored Heron paid no attention at all to the woman laying in the wet sand with one glassy eye pointed at it as it foraged along the shoreline with waves crashing around it. It was focused entirely on finding prey which allowed me to create a great series of images of it.

Mia

Taken at Fort Desoto County Park, Florida in 2008

9 Comments

  1. Sonja Ross December 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Great timing, Mia. It must be nice to think of days like that when it’s cold and snowing.

  2. jerry liguori December 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Love the bubbles Mia!

  3. Elephant's Child December 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  4. Glen Fox December 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Superb photography Mia! The raised foot adds tension. Everything is sharp.

  5. Wally December 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Superb composition of a really beautiful heron!
    My problem is, sometimes I get so comfortable in the warm water and sand I forget why I’m there until the subject flaps over me.

  6. Lois Bryan December 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    spectacular capture!!!!!! Love the crystal bubbles in of the surf … fabulous color!!!! And he POSED for you!!! “How’s my profile?” Love it!!!

  7. Montanagirl December 5, 2013 at 6:55 am

    WOW – I have no words to describe your photography – except “Amazing” !!

  8. eric c11 December 5, 2013 at 5:21 am

    hi mia =)
    i like this heron in the middle of the waves, very nice pose too
    see you soon ☺

  9. Bob Bushell December 5, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Brilliant photograph Mia.

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