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Great Blue Heron - 4

(Ardea herodias) Belmont Pond (smaller), Kelowna, BC.

I PREFER THAT YOU VIEW BY DATE UPLOADED... and I know you'll do what you please... 😜


On returning from Bertram Creek Park yesterday, I dropped by Belmont where there was lots of action β€” pairs of COGO, HOME, MALL, and WODU, as well as HOFIs on the path. But I left shots of those species on the pond in the hopes that I can get them again in the next few days.

Found Sir Ralph, however, basking in the southwest corner of the smaller pond and couldn't resist taking advantage of his calm demeanour and the perfect light, which, as this series shows, allowed me to play a bit with settings and framing. The shots are uploaded out of order for series purposes....


The background in upper right is the reflection of the big willow in the pond. Ordinarily, I'd have been happy enough with this shot alone; hope you can see why I made another series (besides the fact that this is what I do β€” I'm incorrigible!)....

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Taken on March 27, 2017