March 7th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Bein’ Green Ain’t Easy

During this month I’ll be posting another series of bird images, this time based on the Bitterns, Herons and Allies family. To kick things off; here us one of my favorite smaller species of this family, the Green Heron. These little guys are quite a bit more skittish than the larger Great Blue Herons and can often be difficult to sneak up on. Around the Pacific Northwest we usually get a peek at these guys for a couple of months during the summer. I spotted this one at Seattle’s Montlake Fill and just happened to be in the area prior to it landing on this perch, which provided a nice photo opportunity.

Green Heron (Butorides virescens

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Settle, Washington
500mm | 1/1000th Sec. @f/8| ISO 400

Canon 1D MkII+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Collection.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



2 thoughts on “March 7th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Bein’ Green Ain’t Easy

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