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Maple Bay Heron

The other day I commented to a photographer friend how the marina always has something for the camera. For that matter the seaside does. The following two photographs are, in this context, just one of many diverse examples.



About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

6 responses to “Maple Bay Heron

  1. wolke205

    The reflection of the bird is amazing, so is his look. Great photos! Have a good weekend 🙂

    • Joseph de Lange ⋅

      Well, Wolke, I had time to go inside, grab a camera, walk out and take a few pictures. Very dull light,though, which helped a bit with the colors of the bird, but not my light of choice.

  2. We sometimes come down to the marina just to enjoy looking at these wonderful creatures, Joseph! Love this shot, my friend. I totally agree with your sentiments on the marina and the oceanside in general.. just look around, there’s always something to photograph!

    • Hello Mr Toad. An interesting environment alright, but there is a lot less wildlife since the development of this side of Mount Tzouhalem. I remember Great blue, over twice the size of this bird, parading around the docks at all times. Kingfishers abounded here and all the sounds that come with there fishing. Now you may see the odd one. The sound of hoot owls at night totally went by the wayside, but some activity can be heard again when going on an evening walk. Nevertheless we still enjoy the beauty and wildlife, but on a somewhat smaller scale than we’re used to.

      • Oh wow, I had no idea that the impact was so great. That’s not good, I am sorry to hear that. It just goes to show the negative effect that we have when we move to places that are home to wildlife.

        • I get the feeling things have gotten very slightly better than they were over this past year. Lots of habitat of course disappeared, but I also wonder how much the blasting had to do with it. There was an awful lot of that going on for a very long time.

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