Great Blue Heron stalking prey in morning light

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Great Blue Heron stalking prey in morning lightGreat Blue Heron stalking prey in morning light – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 640, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4 TC, natural light, not baited

As common as Great Blue Herons are throughout North America I am always happy to photograph these prehistoric looking birds. This Great Blue was stalking prey yesterday at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area and for a few moments it wasn’t in the fog that hung around most of the morning. The heron had caught several fish successfully but seemed very interested in something in the phragmites at the water’s edge, perhaps it was vole but I will never know.

I did take quite a few images of this heron in the fog and hope to post some of those later because I like the mood the fog gave those photos.

Life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover December 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I’ll look forward to those heron-in-the-fog images. I can never get enough of this favorite of mine. Thanks!

  2. Elephant's Child December 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Safe in the knowledge I am too big to be prey (for most things) I love this image.

  3. Patty Chadwick December 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Wonderful image! Love the pose, intensity of the hunter stalking its prey and the spikeyness of the grasses…great compsition!!! One of my favorite wayercolor subjects, too..

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