Great Blue Heron skimming across a lagoon

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Skimming Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron skimming across a lagoon – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm at 400mm, natural light

This image has always cracked me up, I wonder if the Great Blue Heron even realized its toenails were dragging in the water.

I wanted to wish all of my readers a Happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for including the wonderful people I’ve met, talked to, emailed and had conversations with here on my blog because of my photography.

Life is good.



  1. Wally November 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Terrific shot of one of my favorite models! Have a great Thanksgiving! -Wally

  2. Merrill Ann Gonzales November 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mia. I am extremely thankful for your generous sharing of your marvelous photos. This photo and your comment reminds me of an observation a poet friend of mine made (she’s a quadriplegic living in Massachesetts who has become extremely aware of the wildlife in her area) that she often wondered the same thing. She has many brothers and sisters that have aided her observations and I’m often startled by her depth of knowledge. It seems to be something that is quite common. Have a great thanksgiving.

    • Mia McPherson November 25, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comment Merrill.

  3. M. November 22, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Happy Holidays! My heron shots are NEVER as good as yours, but I’m working on it. Thankful today for you, my mentor!

    • Mia McPherson November 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Marge, you will get there.. practice, practice, practice! Thanks much for your comment.

  4. Susan November 22, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Awesome image, Happy Thanksgiving to you Mia and thank you so much for sharing:)

  5. Bob Bushell November 22, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I love the Great Blue Heron, and you caught it very well, cheers.

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