I was surprised on our visit to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Oceanville, NJ that there were quite a few Great Egrets & Great Blue Herons still around in January. The Featured Image was a 2 image portrait. It walked by me and was so close I wanted to show a little more of the neck. So I quickly shot 2 images @600mm for a pano portrait of the Heron. The images below are a series of images @ varying focal lengths as it was foraging in front of me.
These are ‘crazy-good’ portraits, Reed!
Thanks so much Eliza! They are fun photo subjects!
Very nice captures, Reed! S/he was on the move!
Thanks Donna! They are fun to photograph! Plus a bigger subject to fill the frame!
The first portait stands out against that bright and light water. Sharp pictures is always nice when you want to study details.
Thanks Hans! They are interesting photo subjects!
Very lovely captures, Reed!
Thanks so much Greta! They are fun to photograph!
A pleasant surprise to see a GBH in January. Very nice, Reed!
Yes! I was surprised to see them in January! But I was glad to see & photograph them!
Nice portraits, Reed. It’ll be a while before they return to us here in New ENgland.
Thanks Steve! Usually they are gone by now here in NJ. So I was surprised to see them. On One Christmas Day years ago, one was splashing around in the water at a local Wildlife Area where I used to live. The water was not frozen and it put on quite a show for about half an hour. It was about 12 ft from the shoreline and actually went fully submerged a few times.