Great-blue Heron

When – 24th May, 2017
Where – Peace Valley Park, along the North side near the boat ramp

Walking along the trail along the North side of the park, I spotted this Great-blue Heron gracefully glide over the lake and land on a rickety wooden pier. While patiently waiting for it to hop into the water and start hunting (alas, it never did), I snapped these two shots.

In the first shot, the heron is awkwardly hopping off the rails of the pier – putting it’s best foot forward.

Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm | 1/2000, f/5.6 @ ISO 180

After basking in the sun for a bit, the heron quickly gathered itself and flew away. I managed to get a shot of it while it’s wings were down. The curled up wingtips add to the beauty.

Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm | 1/1000, f/5.6 @ ISO 320

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