Reflections of a Blue Heron – A #WayBackMachine post

Reflection of a Heron

Blue Heron and its reflection – Click on image for a gallery version

I have been a fan of the Blue Heron for a long time, I find this bird to be simply fascinating, especially in the majestic way it presents itself and the amazing detail in its feathers.  I made this image of a Blue Heron and its reflection back in 2013 at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge on the same day I made this image I have already shared here on the blog.

You might be wondering why I went back to 2013 and pulled this image out as a #WayBackMachine post and while the answer is quite simple to me, it might be a bit hard to explain.  I used a Sigma 50-500 lens to make this image.  I later sold that lens to fund the purchase of my 13″ MacBook Pro and while I didn’t use that lens a lot, I really did miss having it a few different times.  I have wanted to replace it with something long since the day I sold it but it simply never fit into the budget and there were other things that were higher on the budget priority anyway.

My recent purchase of the Nikon 28-300 has me evaluating my lens lineup again and it become very clear that my Sigma 24-70 2.8 was no longer needed and I put it up for sale.  As of today, I was made an offer that I simply couldn’t refuse, trading that 24-70 for a Sigma 150-500.  I can’t want to get back out and start shooting some herons again. :-)

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  1. Toad Hollow Photo March 13, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    What wonderful details here, Scott, very sharp!! Great shot, I hope you get out this year to capture some more, my friend!!
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  2. Michael Criswell March 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    This is really nice Scott, congrats on getting the long one back
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    […] Reflections of a Blue Heron – Scott Wood captures incredible natural details in this photograph of the famous Blue Heron.  Stunning crisp details in the bird and it’s feathers all come to life in this shot that also features a truly captivating reflection. […]

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