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    Posted: 11 August 2019 at 20:59
It's summer, and it was a Saturday, it was relatively cool and the sun was out. It's Huntley Meadows time, once again. I took too many pictures, (I inadvertently left the camera on continuous shooting, high). Still getting rid of a lot of images, but here are four from yesterday.

1. To the trees, great blue heron style



2. To the trees, little green heron style



3. An egret landing



4. A juvenile little blue heron




Thanks for looking.
 



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I imagine #4 was the easiest to catch, but its my favourite of the lot. The heron stands out beautifully against that colourful background with a hint of a reflection and I like the gnarly old stump to add a bit of context, super photo.
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The fourth one was actually harder to catch (well, not really, but only one heron wondered over that part of the wetland). That side of the wetland has algae and was backlit from my perspective, so the picture ended up nicely lit. Thanks for the comments.

I like taking pictures of herons flying up to the trees, but I never quite get the moment the feet touches down on a branch. More practice is needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 09:13
I'm partial to #3 with its elegant pose and the way the (side?) lighting brings out nice detail in the feathers. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 10:51
What a lovely light you had that day.
I really like the pose of the Egret in nr. 3.
Is nr. 4 really a little blue heron? It looks more like an Egret with the white feathers and the yellow on the beak towards the eye.
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Thanks again for the comments. I think it's a little blue heron. That's what they guy that walked past me said. My bird id skills are just as skittish as the warblers I try to take pictures of (and keep missing). I probably should put it through Merlin.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 14:11
I can only repeat the comments above - great series, #3 is a beautiful pose and I like the details in the photo, #4 is superb with the white reflections and bubbles in around the bird.

Little blue heron is white during the first year, for example, see here. So I believe you (or the guy that walked past you... ) are correct.
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Great set. I particularly like the landing egret using reverse thrust.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 15:05
@rovhazman - pffff.. what a difference between the little blue heron and the great blue heron. We have those great ones a lot around here.
I didn't know there was such a difference between the little and the great. But.. why.. is is called Blue.. when it is White..
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This is the other blue one here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2019 at 15:10
I was hoping a white bird of sufficient size would fly into that part of the wetland and the juvenile small blue obliged. I do wish I could spot a rookery somewhere nearby (I am not looking hard enough). That picture of the great blue with two little ones is great - thanks for linking to that.
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loving all of them! each in its own right.
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Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

@rovhazman - pffff.. what a difference between the little blue heron and the great blue heron.
I can't say I'm familiar with those herons (after all, these are American species), but those even belong to different genuses: great blue heron Ardea herodias and little blue heron Egretta caerulea.
Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

We have those great ones a lot around here.
If you mean in the Netherlands, nope, no great blue herons there, however you are probably thinking about grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which is fairly similar in colour.

Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

I didn't know there was such a difference between the little and the great. But.. why.. is is called Blue.. when it is White..
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Apparently some early ornithologist have found that grey colour looking blueish...
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@Hezu.. now I understand the mixup..

The Ardea Cinerea here is called Blue Heron in Dutch. Blue - and not Grey.
And we have those blue ones (that you call grey) here a lot..   
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