A great blue heron, photographed at the Dancing Cranes Guest House in San Antonio, New Mexico, not far from Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Best viewed in the largest size. The owners of the B&B have created a wildlife refuge that attracts many kinds of birds. I almost did not take this shot, as I generally don't like to shoot birds with grass or other things partly obscuring them. But when I looked at the image in the full size, I saw that the heron is quite sharp and I really liked the glow in the grass from the setting sun. You really have to look at it in at least 3x to get the full effect.
Boy, you folks are being awfully kind to me this week. I really did not expect the "valentine's shot" to do very well, so I was amazed to see it at #1 a few minutes ago! Thanks, everyone! I promise to quit showing the Bosque del Apache shots pretty soon, but I still have quite a few I'd like to share. I so rarely get such an opportunity!
Have a bit of fun today!
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