I love taking photos of Great Blue Herons — they are such regal birds standing and walking around in their wetland habitat. But the best photos I have ever taken of the GBHs came from a bird standing right by the side of the road at the base of a waterfall, cascading down an embankment from a prairie pothole pond.
The bird blended into its background so well, I almost didn’t see it. We had stopped so I could take a photo of the Yellow-headed Blackbirds there. Click on the photo for a much larger version.
Or, perhaps this is the best shot?
Even though I got a closer shot with the telephoto, the bird is remarkably well camouflaged against this background. It might have been hunting frogs or perhaps little fish that washed over the edge o the pond. Click on the photo for a much larger version.
More on prairie potholes in the next post.