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Clifford Dupuis

this is a spectacular shot Debra with nice framing and attention to detail. Very well done

Debra Plett

Thanks a lot Clifford. I was very thrilled to find him on the nearby shore.

Heather Mellon

Beautiful portrait of this handsome looking heron. You caught him in such a good pose against a great background and he stands out very well here. Great shot Debra.. and I hope you're able to find more of them. I was reading recently that these herons take turns sitting on the nest in twelve hour shifts.

Debra Plett

I really hope so too Heather. It is exciting to find new wildlife right where you live. Thanks for your comments Heather.

Debra Plett

Thanks again Jane always appreciate your comment. It is a very pretty pond right within our town limits. Easy bike ride over there.

Yves Langlois

Perfect framing of that beautyful nature scene. Those slim grasses so well accompany the heron without hiding its beauty. The background let the bird show off with colours that you capture very well. Hope I will see the nesting activity.

Debra Plett

I was excited to see the heron in the tall grasses on the close shoreline. Hopefully I can find where the other herons are hanging out. Thanks very much for your kind feedback Yves, always appreciated.

Jane LeBlanc

Great shot, Debra. I love the focus on the eye, and the out of focus background. It's surroundings tell the story.

I was lucky to get a picture of this heron on the shore closest to me. He was so focused on the geese in the pond that he paid no attention to me. I had visited the pond yesterday and did not see the heron. However, on my ride home (the other side of town) I spotted a Great Blue Heron flying along the rode I travel on and he appeared to be flying over to the pond that I find him eating in. Maybe one day I will find their nesting arear.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
June 18, 2024
great_blue_heron oakbank manitoba land nature outdoors pond water animal bird stork waterfowl swamp crane_bird plant_community plant ecoregion beak natural_landscape body_of_water grass biome
  • Focal: 368
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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