Great Blue Heron Fly-by

Posted on Sep 27, 2015 in color, photography
Great Blue Heron Fly-by

Credit for the sequence of photos below goes to a gentleman named George that I met this morning, who kindly pointed out the flying heron behind me while we were chatting on the other side of the dam. Fortunately, I had enough of time to focus on the heron and track him as he flew […]

Ashuelot River Dam Heron in Flight

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Ashuelot River Dam Heron in Flight

The planets aligned for me this morning. I had the right combination of good light, scenery, mist, and a camera configured to capture a large bird in flight as a great blue heron sprung into the air from one of the flat rocks at the base of the Ashuelot River dam in Keene. After firing […]

Foggy Morning Commute

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in color, photography
Foggy Morning Commute

Great Blue Heron Misty Falls

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Great Blue Heron Misty Falls

This morning before work, I had another opportunity to watch a great blue heron hunting in the heavy mist at the base of the Ashuelot River Dam in Keene, New Hampshire. Equipped with a simple 50mm prime lens, I also learned that if you move slowly and get close enough, 50mm is long enough to […]

Great Blue Heron Wading

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Great Blue Heron Wading

Early this morning before work, I had another encounter with the great blue heron that I often find in the area near the Ashuelot River dam. I know this heron well, and he is easy to identify because one of the toes on his left foot is badly deformed. On this occasion, he was fishing […]

Great Blue Heron Fishing at the Dam

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife
Great Blue Heron Fishing at the Dam

This morning I spent over an hour watching a great blue heron fishing in the area around the Ashuelot River Dam in Keene, New Hampshire. My encounter began with a descent down a steep muddy trail to reach the edge of a small swampy area where the large bird was fishing. After a short while, […]

Connecticut River Cormorants

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife

I had another opportunity to boat on the Connecticut River today, this time heading south towards the Vernon dam. The double crested cormorant proved to be the featured bird of the day, as we kept running into them. Fortunately, they put on a good show, taking to the air and skimming across the surface of […]

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