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Little Blue Heron

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
1/800s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso800 full exif

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Guest 21-Oct-2013 19:49
Hi DeeDee. This is undoubtedly the same bird seen earlier this year at Upper Newport Bay, as a second-year bird. "SY" birds show a mix of juvenile (i.e.,white) and adult (blue-gray) feathers. During the summer/fall molt of their second year, they will gradually replace their remaining juvenal plumage with adult plumage. Your photo nicely shows an apparent retained juvenal (all white) secondary feather in its right wing. Nice image, and thanks for sharing this.
-Doug Willick
joseantonio21-Oct-2013 18:43
Excellent capture with this acrobatic pose.V.