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Blue Heron (?) - Seattle City's Official Bird

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 30 June 2017 in Animal & Insect.

I believe this is a Blue Heron, but Not being an expert, I researched the Audubon website, After that research, I still THINK it is a Blue Heron.
I captured this during one of our morning walks along the Sammamish River Trail. The Blue Heron is the official bird of Seattle city - so I am hoping this guy is a Blue Heron...I shot this o a very gray morning, so the colors look muted here, ....I hope you enjoy this ;-)

NIKON D800 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 6400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/160 second
F/5.6
ISO 6400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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