Friday, September 09, 2016

A Great Blue Heron Surprise

It's still hot and humid out, so I'm limiting my outdoor activity. But I had an errand to run down at the opposite end of King St., so I headed out around 10:30 this morning. As I was crossing the bridge over Branch Creek I did what I always do, looked to my right up the creek. And lo and behold, what did I see but a Great Blue Heron standing barely 20 feet away in the creek! And not only that, but it stood still, and then turned while I was shooting, giving me multiple angles to catch a portrait from. Unfortunately because of the sun's glare off the water the lighting was tricky, so out of over 20 shots only 3 made the grade. And here they are!

© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 


  1. You got some mighty fine pictures, Roy.

    1. Heh, heh! I kinda figured you'd like these, Bob!

  2. Brilliant,puts my Lake Orion heron in the shade.

  3. Beautiful shots of a gorgeous bird. I have a pair that fish my little (4 acre) backyard lake, but I am never in a position to capture anything like this.