Blue Heron, 1
Blue Heron, 1
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This photograph is available in the 6" x 6" image size. It costs $65.
I sell only hand-signed, limited edition photographs. They are unframed and unmatted. This photograph is printed on Epson Ultra Smooth paper, which is 100% cotton, archival, museum quality paper. It has a matte finish.
The state of Connecticut thinks they are running a fish hatchery, but in my opinion, they are also running a Blue Heron feeding station. They try to keep nets on the breeding ponds, but there are the other ponds that are stocked for fishing as well as the Quinnebaug River. The heron disappeared for a while. I don't know if the osprey or the eagles drove them off, but now they are back in numbers. That's great for me because I love them.
I took this picture on one Easter morning a few years ago. I was shooting into the mist so it made a nice clean background for all the complexity of the trees and the birds. One bird was imperturbable. He just sat and sat, and the other bird, not so much. It looked like she tried to fly and that she maybe got her foot stuck, I don't know, but she spread her wings and then settled back down and then she flew off again. After walking the whole hatchery I came back to see what the other bird was doing. He was still sitting there. That was one calm bird.