The Green Heron
25/07/12 08:23 PM
I've seen quite a few photographers have great luck with Green Herons at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, but until this weekend I wasn't one of them. I've heard "OPh, but he landed on a perch just 15 feet away minutes after you left!" way too many times. This Sunday was different - I got to the morning blind by 6:15am and guess what was sitting on a perch staring at me? Yup, you guessed it - a real live Green Heron! The light was nice and soft, and I got some action fishing shots to boot.
A little later in the morning, I decided to head closer to the river and try my luck with the Warblers and Goldfinches. I didn't get very close, but after an hour or so of shooting I managed to get a reasonable shot of a female Goldfinch. I like this picture because of the complementary background and the contrasty green in the foreground.
Female American Goldfinch