Photo Challenges

WWE #31: Windblown Heron

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31 Photo Challenge.

I started photographing this windblown Great Blue Heron soon after sunrise. This is one of the earlier photos before I started moving slowly closer to the bird. I spent an hour or so moving closer one step at a time.

I was watching the body language of the heron and would stop and turn away from the it if it started fidgeting. Eventually I was close enough to fill the frame with the bird but I rather like the solitude of the heron in the frame in this early photo.


WWE #31: Windblown Heron

A windblown Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.


8 replies on “WWE #31: Windblown Heron”

Thanks Lisa. It’s partly about learning to read a species body language and then using an appropriate technique to keep it calm. That’s why it doesn’t bother me getting close to species like Skunks

Yes, it takes some skill. I can be stealthy at times. I have to pretend I’m back in the Marine Corps. Stalking but not obvious! LOL! I’m not sure I could keep from getting sprayed by a skunk though. 🙂

My theory is that if they know there’s someone there they’re not going to be surprised and potentially spray.

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