1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Exquisite bird in flight!

    Hi MaryJane from across the Pond in the lovely fishing village of Port Isac in Cornwall! I am listening to the Atlantic Ocean roll out the daily tide and see the green surf from my window. Getting ready for a walking tour soon.

  2. Cindi says:

    I have been seen many photos of these beautiful creatures lately ~ really, really hoping to see one in person some day. I have a feeling it might take my breath away.

  3. Deon Matzen says:

    Shame on you. This was badly photoshopped. I would like to say something great about the piece, and usually your photos are wonderful, however this is a misrepresentation. I don’t expect you to post this, but I think that you should be more careful in the future. A heron would be the size of a humming bird in relation to the pine tree needles. I would like to trust what I see on your webpages and magazine, so please be more believable. Deon

    • MaryJane says:

      What is unbelievable is your arrogance. And ignorance. Ponderosa pine needles grow up to 8 inches long. A Great Blue Heron’s size is 3.2 to 4.5 feet standing and their wingspan is 5.5 to 6.6 feet. In this photo, the heron was flying over our pond near our Ponderosa Pine tree with his wings almost fully expanded. There’s no way a Great Blue Heron would compare to a hummingbird in relation to Ponderosa Pine needles. This was shot with a 300mm zoom from across the pond so the only adjustment made was to lighten the photo and crop it. No cut and paste. No photoshop. We didn’t fix or alter our photo. We hope there’s a fix for your attitude.

  4. Karlyne says:

    The smaller birds are the most fun in the spring, but in the fall when the big ones start to move, I just love watching them soar!

  5. Lisa Von Saunder says:

    You tell him ( or her? ) Maryjane!! Arrogant is the nicest word to use for what and how he/she said that.
    I think its the most wonderful pic of what i think is a great blue heron? we have alot around here that come for the nearby wildlife sanctuary . I never get tired of seeing them, so majestic.Kudos to you for an exceptional photo!

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