Preening Great Blue Heron

Preening Great Blue HeronPreening Great Blue Heron – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 260mm, natural light

I picked this Great Blue Heron image to post today because when I took the photo it was bright and sunny. That is something I haven’t seen in a while, the skies have been gray for the most part,  there has been plenty of rain and the forecast looks horrible for days to come. I’m going to be suffering withdrawals and yearning for brighter weather so I’ll have to enjoy the sunshine in my images.

Maybe that will help.

Maybe not.

We need the moisture but I wish the Rain Gods would provide it only in the afternoons.

Life is good.


Image taken in March of 2009 at Fort De Soto’s north beach.


  1. Lynn May 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Lovely photo of the Great Blue Heron. The light is exquisite.

  2. Nancy Collins May 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I can feel the warmth of the sun on this beautiful GBHE! Nice Mia!

  3. Utahbooklover May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Wonderful image Mia. The rain is depressing today but the lawn looks great.

  4. Susan Stone May 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This one is an optical illusion for me: on first glance it looks like you can see both eyes, even though I know you can’t…

    • Elephant's Child May 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Me too. Which is a bit sad. I get confused very easily anyway without my eyes lying to me as well.

  5. Bob Bushell May 16, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Beautiful image of a Heron preening, excellent.

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