Birds of Canada: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved.

The great blue heron is the largest of the herons in North America. I love their gray-blue plumage.

Great blue herons stand still waiting for their pray; it could be a fish or a small mammal.

Great blue herons group in colonies or heronies. They can be found close to ponds, estuaries, river banks, and lakes; but you get to see some close to meadows, farms and fields as well.

This image was taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, Canada. If you visit Vancouver, and you love photography and wildlife, don’t miss visitng this beautiful bird sanctuary.

I love this image because it reminds me of a college professor! What do you think?

Camera settings for this image:

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/60
  • F-Stop: f/20
  • Focal Length: 300 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

Birds of Canada: Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved.

One of my favorite places to visit around Vancouver is the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C.
This beautiful sanctuary is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the waterfowl and wetlands in British Columbia.
Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts will find endless opportunities to watch and photograph all kinds of beautiful birds in their natural habitat.

There are two resident sandhill cranes at the sanctuary. I had photographed them before,  but this time they had a chick, also called colt, so it was kind of hard getting close to them because they could become aggressive.

I wanted to get a good close up to them. The camera settings for this image were as follows:

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/800
  • F-Stop: f/7.1
  • Focal Length: 270 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.