Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated (Great Very Blue Heron)

Posted: September 27, 2013 in Birds, Dane County, Madison, Photography, Wisconsin
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Great Blue Heron - September 25, 2013 - 057-Edit (Nature Walk)

I love this photo, but I want to tell you that Great Blue Herons are not actually this blue. That said, the heron looks this blue in the RAW file from which this photo comes. I believe the unusual color here is due to the sunlight which has been filtered through the tree cover. I know the highly unusual supercharged blue of the heron is a small piece of the photo and I could have made it larger, but then I would have lost the ambience and explanation for the color. I took this photo recently in Madison’s Warner Park.  This photo, incidentally, is of the hidden side of Warner Park. The park is generally seen as a multi-purpose recreational park (home to the Madison Mallards [a summer collegiate baseball team], numerous softball fields, a large community recreation center, big parking lots, etc.). I doubt that most people think there is any wildlife besides a few ducks in the park.

I hope you enjoy this submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated.

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  3. Renchick says:

    Always nice to follow another Wisconsinite 🙂 I look forward to seeing more!

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  5. Angeline M says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous photo. The filtered sunlight give it such a wonderful effect.

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