Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Herons at the rookery

Out at one end of the Farmington Bay wildlife refuge, there is a heron rookery. The herons love it, having and raising their young here, and just hanging out in a safe place the rest of the year. When the herons are gone, the snowy egret's will hang out there at times.
This shot, taken on Sunday, June 21, was highlighted by the sun coming out briefly after a rain cloud had passed by. More rain clouds are behind the rookery, and the tall structure in the background is the control tower at the airport - interesting what telephoto does to compress distance.
I've taken many shots of the rookery and this is my favorite - the light on the side plus the dark cloud in the back just make it sing!!

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