Fun Friday: Need A Ride? Call Uber!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent stay in Myakka River State Park. One day while photographing at the park’s bridge, I looked up and saw this adult Great Blue Heron with a catfish in it’s mouth: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm Handheld, with […]

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Great Blue Herons




Today’s post features a few of the Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) that are nesting in the Venice Rookery. Great Blue Herons have long been a common bird for most of us. At the Venice Rookery, Great Blues occupy many nests. Here are a few of the images I captured of these large birds at […]

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Great Blue Herons




During my recent kayaking adventures, I have been seeing a lot of Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias). Today I’m featuring a series of images of a couple of Great Blue Herons that I captured Saturday morning:

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Once Again …




… here is our friend the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) from the Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri (this is the same heron I featured in yesterday’s post). This guy was an excellent fisherman, catching many more fish than not. I was surprised at the small size of the fish he was catching. In […]

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Is It Real, or Is It Memorex (2012)?




Take a quick peek at this image and, without reading further down, give me your impression … is it real? what is going on? anything look strange to you? Well, the above image was rotated 180-degrees. Here is what the actual image looked like: This was simply a reflection of the Great Blue Heron (Ardea […]

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A Recent Missouri Sunrise




During a recent kayak trip at a local lake, I was out on the lake well before sunrise. When the sun began to peek over the eastern horizon, I grabbed these images:   While photographing the great colors, a trio of Great Blue Herons () flew from a nearby rookery to begin their fishing activities: […]

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Maternity Ward




Yesterday’s post of the Osprey at the Great Blue Heron rookery was the same rookery I posted on last year. After the osprey caught a fish and flew off to eat it in private, I walked around the pond dam and checked out the nesting status of the rookery. I saw 6-8 Great Blue Herons […]

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