Tricolored Heron in Sea Foam

Tricolored Heron in seafoamTricolored Heron in sea foam – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 370mm, natural light

I photographed this Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) a few years ago when I still lived in Florida. The heron was hunting on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico when a wave came in and created the sea foam where the bird was standing.  I like how some of the foam flew into the air around the heron.


P.S.: My mother is visiting me on her first trip to Utah, she is going to love it! I’ll be slow to view and comment on your blogs, thanks for understanding. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and family.


  1. Mia McPherson September 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Thaanks for your comments Maria, Dan, Beverly, Tammy, Bob Z, Julie G, Bob B, Susan, Matthew, Jim, Carol, Linda, Hilke and Tami.

  2. Tami Vogel September 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I can smell the salt air! This is an incredible shot, Mia – love the little foam bubbles scattered around the upper parts of the image. The bird is really highlighted.

  3. Hilke Breder September 14, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Marvelous image, Mia! Perfect in every dimension.

  4. Linda Rockwell September 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Another gorgeous photo Mia. The colors are gorgeous!

  5. Carol Mattingly September 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Mia I love this image too. The red egret and this tri colored heron, beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful time with your mom. Carol

  6. Jim Braswell September 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Very nice, Mia. I also like the foam “bubbles” around the heron!

  7. Matthew Sim September 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Great shot Mia, love all that foam!

  8. Susan September 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm


  9. Bob Bushell September 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Nice one Mia.

  10. Julie G. September 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Gosh, it is as if I am viewing that beautiful scene in person rather than looking at your photo. I am running out of adjectives to describe your amazing images, Mia. Outstanding shot of the gorgeous tricolor!

  11. Bob Zeller September 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    It looks like a painting that should be hanged on the wall.

  12. Tammy Karr September 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    The colors in this photo are stunning! Love the texture of the foam as well, especially the free floating particles!

  13. Beverly Everson September 13, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Wonderful! I feel like I could reach out and touch him!!

  14. Dan Huber September 13, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Wonderful shot Mia. I have never seen one of these, a beautiful bird; and i love the sea in the background all stirred up

  15. M. Firpi September 13, 2012 at 4:15 am

    I love these, when they are juveniles their colors are very vibrant. I love this one with the breaking wave.

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