A little different view of a Great Blue Heron coming in for a landing.
It was early in the morning, with not a lot of light but I do like the silhouette feel of these.
A few grackles and another GBH rounded out the bird scene. I see I added some chromatic aberration when I processed these if you zoom in–so don’t do that 🙃.
Orlando Wetlands, FL
April 12, 2022
Of course it was the bedraggled dragonfly that caught my attention.
Then I saw the crawling insect, which may be a spider, on the underside of the branch.
It wasn’t until I was processing images that I saw the ant, just to the left of the other crawling insect.
First, a silhouette view, against a mostly cloudy sky.
I was able to get on the other side of the bird, which did not move, and got a mottled leaf background. If I hadn’t seen him from the other angle I might have missed him.
A Little Blue Heron with wind-blown feathers perched on a snag overlooking the rookery at Okefenokee Swamp.
April 28, 2021
Well, it’s rather a harsh song, and can grate on your nerves if you are sharing space with them near a boat launch. That’s where I spotted this pair, the male trying really hard to impress the female.
When they are in the shade the grackle’s blue iridescent feathers don’t show off much but they make a nice silhouette.
The male’s efforts didn’t seem to be making enough impression.
Hmm, I can ignore you, too!
As a silhouette this Great Blue Heron nest looks like a work of modern art, perhaps held in an upturned hand.
Sometimes the light just isn’t with you.
But you like the subject. A Green Heron on a gnarly branch worked for me.
I took the color out of the first two, but left the duckweed green in this last one.
Vultures made a good fit for a silhouette image with those lifeless branches against the grey sky.
And when Eagles appear I absolutely have to take the shot!
Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center
November 5, 2019
It was late afternoon and the sun was behind me. In the shaded corner of a pond this Great Blue Heron make a nice silhouette and reflection in the blue water.
The dike where I took Black Vultures sitting in this tree takes a 90 degree turn which gave me a different vantage point for this post’s images. The sun was now behind the birds and it was very hazy.
The outline of the tree and birds is pretty interesting, as is the postion of the two Vultures seen here. The third Vulture is in that clump in the middle in the first image.