Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (Click on image to enlarge).

the ocean above
hugs a striking splash of color
great blue heron

Just over a week ago, we made another trip to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to see what birds had arrived since our last trip in March, and obviously to take more photos!  We were excited to spot many more birds and bird varieties, and even noticed that there were a few more Great Blue Herons (at least five more).  Most of the herons we saw were along the water’s edge foraging for their primary diet of fish.  I took some photos of these birds standing in the water, but I find them more beautiful when they are in flight.  This makes capturing non-blurry photos much more challenging, but I’m happy with this one.

This week’s WordPress photo challenge theme is “blue”:  the Great Blue Heron, the blue mountain in the background, and the blue sky.  I cropped the image showing the bird leaving the photo so that I could include more of the mountain.

Other postings from this bird refuge:

83 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

  1. Beautiful photo.

    I love the composition and where you’ve placed the Heron in the frame.

    (I’m also a little envious of your ability to capture a bird in flight – I’ve only ever managed to catch 3-4 in reasonable focus, certainly not as good as this image though).

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  3. Wow! It’s so hard to capture these lovely creatures in flight without getting blurry pics. I haven’t managed it yet. This is magnificent!

  4. Amazing shot, Fergie! That was one perfect timing. I took a similar photo couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t come out as crisp as this one.

  5. I love all birds; but the great bue heron has been a favorite of mine since early childhood. This photo with the blue mountains and the blue sky is a terriffic meeting of the “blue” photo challenge. Congratulations.

  6. You’re right, the Blue Heron is more beautiful when on flight. It looks so free and ready to face anything. Inspiring. It reminds me that we can go anywhere, fly anywhere is we believe in ourselves and what we can do. Thank you.

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  9. What a terrific capture. The crane seems to glide with the background scenery and the shape of the mountains. I really love this photo. The elements are so well balances, and the color, lovely together. Kudos to you! 🙂

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