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Great Blue Heron in Flight

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 17 October 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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Great Blue Herons are just magnificent birds, whether hunting or while in flight. This heron takes off from a small creek after catching its fill of minnows.

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful photo for framing, light and atmosphere! I like a lot

17 Oct 2013 5:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured motion as it takes off. Have a good weekend

17 Oct 2013 6:10am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Superb panning action shot!

17 Oct 2013 7:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I must be a mere echo. Great bit of panning Jason

17 Oct 2013 7:19am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wow the sense of movement is fantastic, how you ever managed to get any of the bird in focus is beyond me.

17 Oct 2013 7:22am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Have a nice day.

17 Oct 2013 7:28am

claudie from le havre, France

Superbe !!!!!!!!!!!un beau fond filé !!!!!!!

17 Oct 2013 7:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
Amazing & lovely!

17 Oct 2013 8:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

My word this is a spectacle!

17 Oct 2013 9:56am

Martine Libouton from Belgium

Superbe!! très belle lumière!!! bravo!

17 Oct 2013 10:02am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

5* pour ce magnifique filé !!!

17 Oct 2013 10:23am

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Superb capture Jason.

17 Oct 2013 11:12am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! Beautiful effects created here to capture this heron in flight!! Excellent capture, Jason!

17 Oct 2013 12:22pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Excellent effet ..... Merveilleux. 5*****
Bon WE Jason.)

17 Oct 2013 1:08pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une vraie merveille, bravo!!! Bonne journée. *****

17 Oct 2013 1:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture ! Great effect .

17 Oct 2013 1:16pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning catch, aspect of the background, and painting-like global mood. The details of the animal are stunning, especially the right wing.

17 Oct 2013 1:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Jason this is just a SUPER shot!!!! Wow...Beautiful lighting as well..Have a great weekend!

17 Oct 2013 3:21pm

Joëlle from France

Incroyable !... une capture qui sort des sentiers battus, belle dynamique et avec le mouvement des ailes c'est superbe félicitations !

17 Oct 2013 4:07pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

£Quel captage de cet oiseau en vol et ce fond en mouvement grandiose.
Belle soirée

17 Oct 2013 4:23pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Superb and stunning !!! Excellent !! That would be to me a 5***** work. Amazing and delicate panning !!! Stuning effect with the water. Delightful !!

17 Oct 2013 5:26pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Wow this is amazing 5*

17 Oct 2013 6:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! Herons are one of my most favorite birds. I have tried in vain to capture them in flight, with no success. this is an amazing image - I love the color, as well as the feeling of motion, with the bird in focus.

17 Oct 2013 6:18pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning capture of this heron in flight !!! The effect of movement due to the panning is absolutely fabulous ... The spatters of water are a great detail ...

17 Oct 2013 6:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning presentation of this heron in flight! love the colour and the trail of droplets he's leaving behind ...
have a great long weekend !!!

17 Oct 2013 6:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great sense of motion. outstanding selective focus

17 Oct 2013 9:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Stunning image! I love the motion of both the bird and the background. And I really like the water flying in the air! A fantastic capture! Have a great weekend Jason!

17 Oct 2013 9:27pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Well executed! Superb focus on the Heron's head, very dynamic background, colors like a painting and I love the waterdrops falling from the bird ..........

17 Oct 2013 10:00pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Excellent. I love that motion blur.

17 Oct 2013 11:12pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, awesome motion and clarity on the bird!

18 Oct 2013 1:33am

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Gorgeous! I love the sense of motion and the colors. Have a great weekend!

18 Oct 2013 4:25am

L'angevine from Angers, France

c'est génial ce mouvement,bravo

18 Oct 2013 7:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

18 Oct 2013 8:03am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India


18 Oct 2013 6:19pm

Bruno from France

Wow, great cath with a fantastic process of speed effect !
Nice work Jason !!

19 Oct 2013 11:40am

Abena from Illinois, United States

wow, marvelous speed and beautiful intense color and movement here Jason!

20 Oct 2013 4:17am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow amazing, it has a dreamlike feel to it.

20 Oct 2013 7:21am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely capture, great effect on the bokeh.

20 Oct 2013 8:49am

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Great composition, well done !

21 Oct 2013 6:31am

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellentissime !

21 Oct 2013 10:14am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful capture. Great job.

21 Oct 2013 6:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


21 Oct 2013 11:53pm

Marc from Granby, Canada

Great mouvement in this shot.

22 Oct 2013 1:19pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic catch, wonderful shot !

31 Oct 2013 3:01am

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Fabulous creatures by Josep

Animaux by Tede