Daily Image - Jun 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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02 Jun 11. As you approach the locks proper walking through the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden you encounter a sign encouraging you to visit the overlook where you can view a Great Blue Heron heronry. The sign is virtually impossible to miss, so I found it a bit amusing to listen to a group of folks discussing what this strange bird, standing on a floating log in front of the spillway, might be. I guess it never occurred to them that it might be one of those birds who we were supposed to view at the overlook. This individual was totally oblivious to our presence and spent quite a while preening, almost as if anticipating a hot date later in the evening. It was quite a contrast to the behavior I more commonly observe while photographing them on the low tides such as the -3.2 tides we will experience on the 15th and 16th of this month. ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f / 8.

02 Jun 11. As you approach the locks proper walking through the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden you encounter a sign encouraging you to visit the overlook where you can view a Great Blue Heron heronry. The sign is virtually impossible to miss, so I found it a bit amusing to listen to a group of folks discussing what this strange bird, standing on a floating log in front of the spillway, might be. I guess it never occurred to them that it might be one of those birds who we were supposed to view at the overlook. This individual was totally oblivious to our presence and spent quite a while preening, almost as if anticipating a hot date later in the evening. It was quite a contrast to the behavior I more commonly observe while photographing them on the low tides such as the -3.2 tides we will experience on the 15th and 16th of this month. ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f / 8.

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