Great Blue Heron in a Tree

photograph of a great blue heron perched on a branchWhile photographing a tree on an island in the James River, I realized there was a Great Blue Heron perched on one of the branches.  Pleased the heron was close enough for some zoomed in shots, I took several pictures before it flew away.  This was my favorite picture of the bunch.

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Great Blue Heron

Photograph of great blue heron standing on a rock in a stream

Here’s another picture of the great blue heron I spotted in a river near Damascus, VA.  In case you missed the first photo, you can see it here: http://dougcouvillion.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/great-blue-heron-taking-flight. The earlier photo was under exposed to account for the brightness of the river.  In this photo I increased the exposure to capture more detail of the heron and manually compensated for the glare on the river by editing the image later.