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Great Blue Heron by tourofnature Great Blue Heron by tourofnature
The Great Blue Heron is an impressive bird. These are the largest of North American Heron's. The bird's slow movement can be deceptive as they linger with their long legs standing statue like until the right moment when they strike at prey with their sharp, dagger like beak.

This one was photographed near the Great Salt Lake in Utah as the sun set on the horizon.

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:icongoldengirl11:
goldengirl11 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Bravo....
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Amazing shot! :heart:
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BlightOwl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those legs, they actually look like drumsticks!  How comical!
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Darksoulyshiroyuki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, simply amazing.
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
what a great picture!!!
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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webworm Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This beautiful capture is featured in my Spring Journal! :icon1stbutterflykiss:
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing photo has been featured here: [link]
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome shot
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
such an immaculate image..definitely one of the best ive seen of heron! excellent capture :clap:

and looking at the blog i see your 500mm..thats the lens you had sticking out the window driving next to that barn owl?!
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mandymanga Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd like to use this image in a school assignment. I'm working on creating magazine ads for an island in Florida. What type of restrictions do you have in place for students? Please contact me at amn014@latech.edu
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BogdanBoev Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
great shot , sometimes I just love to watch and found some small details, perfect image for this!
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Figit090 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
amazing shot!
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture!!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Geeze....not only a unique take on a GBH but one of the best images I have ever seen of one
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Din0Rawrs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
you must have been exstatic when you got this shot!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
What an incredible shot!
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is maybe the coolest picture of a great blue heron I've ever seen, and they're one of my favorite birds. Awesome job, this is spectacular.
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are amazing birds, thank you!
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:iconwintha:
Wintha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
love it
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Jazzcat-27 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kyeta: He is not ashamed to show-off everything.
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:iconiliushka:
iliushka Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
oh my god!!! grand picture! :wow:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank yoU!
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:iconsmilesbysue:
smilesbysue Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is fantastic! Love the clarity and color and pose...all of it!
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I appreciate that! Beautiful birds!
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is magnificent!
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:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my LONG LEGGED BIRDS - collection![link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconroovel:
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesomeness :clap:
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Beautiful capture!
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BEllebasi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :)
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great!
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Romulion Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Amazing shot. Very beautiful.
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lower-case Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Serious comment: This is a lovely picture. The colors turned out beautifully.

Silly comment: Come at me, bro!
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chepao Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
hermoso!!! nice pic!
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bimbom Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
wonderful caption, framing and lighting! :) it must be DA!)))
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful capture. Love the focus.
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:iconeaross:
eaross Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture! :clap:
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:iconnamisao:
Namisao Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The picture is amazing =D
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davesbit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
fantastic!
:-)
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hetspook Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
such a sharp picture, i like it a lot :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Waht a shot, outstanding!
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TeamVirility Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this Heron is absolutely amazing . Super shot .
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Tich-Tich2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing shot! i love the fact you can see all the detail in the feathers ! thanks for sharing !
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:iconzuzbla:
ZuzBla Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great capture of a majestic bird! Enough said^^
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DEIMOS-THE-GOD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
AMAZING!
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) great one
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can see its dinosaaur heritage.. awesome shot Wayson
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HerrTichy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing !!!
Good Jop :hooray:
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malanotte Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Artist
beatiful!!!
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