March 28th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Jaws of Death

Continuing this months theme for the Bitterns, Allies and Herons family, The Great Blue Heron is quite the predator. They are left to fend for themselves at a young age and become skillful hunters. They’re often inhabit marine areas, marshes and open fields where the feed on fish from minnows to full-grown catfish, rodents and even rabbits. They are super-stealthy and so intent on capturing their prey that they will ignore what ever else is going on around them. That makes for the perfect opportunity to sneak up on them to capture a nice photo.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias )

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Seattle, Washington ;
400mm | 1/1250th Sec. @f/5.6 | ISO 400

Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 400/5.6L IS USM

Processed using LR2/CS6/ Nik Suite .

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,



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