February 13th, 2015- Avian Friday: Killer Instinct

This weeks image comes from a re-processed shot given my digital artistic processing technique. I was traveling for work most of this week and away from my archive of images (no, I haven’t made it out to capture anything new and exciting yet) so I thought I revisit this little newly fledged Great Blue Heron. This youngster was fresh out of the nest minutes before this shot was captured. Already its feeding instincts are being honed as it takes jabs at a twig in the water. It’s no wonder these guys are such efficient predators.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias )
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Huntington Beach, California
500mm | 1/2500th Sec. @f/5| ISO 320 | Hand-held

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

Processed with Snapseed, Filtrstorm.

To see a larger version please click on the images.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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