Morphing green heron

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Debra Plett

Great action shot of the green heron in his environment Yves. The pose leads one to think he is about to strike. Nice lighting really shows off all the detail in your image. Could the white feather edging possibly differentiate the juveniles from the adults?? I have not been lucky enough to encounter one of these beauties so I have not researched the green heron.

Yves Langlois

Thank you for the nice coments Debra. You have a point. It may differentiate the young. Anyway I find those fine white lines very beautyful.

Clifford Dupuis

This is a stellar capture of one of nature's finest showing their ability to survive by doing some amazing things. Your shot captures all the details superbly. Very well done and your question is a good one but I do not have an answer, hopefully someone does.

Yves Langlois

Thank you so much Clifford. Of course that one needed a good croping but I can count on the high quality of my 70-400 lens.


Good one I have not seen one yet grat coloer

Yves Langlois

Thank you very much Jeff

Heather Mellon

Excellent detail on his beautiful markings and you caught him in a great pose. I like how you captured him hard at work and how well reflected he is in the foreground as he goes about his busy day. A beautiful capture in every detail Yves and I appreciate your question also.. nature is full of remarkable details that seem always to serve a purpose but sometimes leave us with more questions than answers..

Yves Langlois

Thank you for your greatly appreciated comment Heather. Nature is the Grand Theater where I go for the pleasure of great presentations. Looking for beauty in every eyesight I pose on nature has finaly change my eyes to find some very often. A normal eye would have seen nothing special to shoot on that landscape. A good croping prooved otherly.

The Green heron often surprises me for its hability to morph into many different looks. From a distance that one suggest a black stump, but the football shape was intriguing. Through the 400mm length it reveal itself in its posture for insects and fishes chasing. The white grid lines patern on its body is a beauty. But what is the purpose? How is it done?
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
May 24, 2022
green heron land nature outdoors water bird animal swamp marsh bog
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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