I had been planning on photographing this steeple for a while. When I arrived I found a hawk perched atop. As I watched and photographed another hawk arrived. From my angle I couldn’t see the interaction between the hawks and I haven’t been able to identify them. I believe one is a juvenile and the other an adult. The landing hawk may be the adult because it came and went while the other stayed put. It may have come to feed the younger hawk but I can’t be certain.
While 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.
Like all the other pictures on my blog, you can click on this one to see a larger version of the image.
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: https://blog.dougcouvillion.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.