Great Blue Heron
There is a small group of pines by the Melbourne Causeway in Florida that is a popular nesting area for Great Blue Heron. It was one of my favorite spots for capturing great wildlife shots. I took this one in the early evening around sunset. The setting sun gave the heron's plumage a golden tint while the strong breeze ruffled his feathers a bit.
Herons can be found throughout North America. Their primary diet is fish, however they are opportunistic feeders and will eat shrimp, crabs, insects and small rodents. They generally breed in colonies in trees close to lakes or wetlands.
|Settings||f/7.1 1/400 sec 300.0 mm ISO 800|
|Lens||Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM|
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