Great Blue Heron on Green

©Delores J. Knowles 2008-- The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is, to me, the most beautiful of the large waders. Sometimes he is mistakenly referred to as a Gray Heron as his feathers range from gray to dark blue and everything in between. He's normally a very placid bird and will stand for hours in one spot, usually at the edge of a pond or lake, waiting patiently for dinner to wander by. He flies with his neck folded, unlike the cranes who extend their necks when flying. An adult stands about four feet tall and he looks every inch the king of the pond. Photographed in Lake County, Florida.

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Visionary Imagist 26 Jan 2008

Delores: you have a perfect"eye" for the portrait. well done again. i am a fan of your work. great job again.

Lawrence Untermeyer 23 Jan 2008

Great Shot! Sharp! Love the effect!!

mel taylor 23 Jan 2008

Amazing coloration and sharpness! mel

Olga Zverlina 21 Jan 2008

Gorgeous work!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Great Blue Heron image.

Arnel Sarmiento 20 Jan 2008

Excellent shot

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for the kind comment on my Great Blue Heron image.