Saturday, May 29, 2010

Great Blue Heron

I spent a couple hours at Fernhill Wetlands this morning. It wasn't as active as the last time I visited; probably because the migration is slowing down and I arrived a little later in the day. There were a lot of Great Blue Herons however, and I got some relatively close shots of them. I rented the 400mm lens again this weekend, so I was able to get in even closer. The image above was taken just as the heron was landing. It really shows off what massive, magnificent wings these birds have. Its raised feathers on what be our forearms remind of flaps on a airliner as it lands.

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