Birds - Mark Petruzzi

Coming In For a Landing

I was walking the boardwalk early in the morning on a gray day in Plymouth, Massachusetts, when I noticed three great blue herons fishing in she shallows around the rocks. I spent perhaps thirty minutes following them around—time well spent, from my perspective. Because of the dim light, I had to use high ISO settings to get the shutter speeds necessary to make these captures. Based on feathers and coloring, I estimate this one to be 2 years old.

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