It was a little after dawn when I first glimpsed this dramatic scene through the window. It reminded me of a singularly iconic photo I had taken of a Great Blue Heron in the same spot just over a month ago, also by first light.

The earlier image was classic, the Great Blue in upright pose, its neck held in a graceful “S” curve. Here the bird is no less evocative, but poised to pounce, and recorded in silhouette, sharp, stark, surreal, set off by a necklace of sparkling light.

The date was July 2, 2012, the time 5:56 am, about twenty minutes after the sun broke over the eastern ridge.

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2 Responses to Great Blue at Dawn*

  1. Dick Quinn says:

    Thrilling light and contrasts, Ron. A superb photo!

  2. These are my favorites!

    Very cool for a bird. 🙂

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