Heron at Holbox Island

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Comments (17)

Ryan Calhoun on August 19, 2007

How wonderful! I've never seen birds like these anywhere but a zoo. Such funny creatures with no arms or hands, but very majestic as well.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 19, 2007

I've seen them in Ontario, but I'd never before had as good a view as this! This is another of the nice surprises I found in my computer's photo album when I was checking on something else.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 20, 2007

Thanks, Bruce, for both comments. Marilyn

Kent Martens on August 20, 2007

Thanks for the comment on the mist at Chesterman Beach. This heron is so appealing. I love the simplicity of the shot and the light. Good job.


Marilyn Whiteley on August 20, 2007

Thank you, Kent and Manfred. Wasn't it nice of the bird to pose so well?

Marilyn Whiteley on August 20, 2007

Yes, thanks. It's wonderful. Marilyn

©junebug on August 21, 2007

Hallo Marilyn! I just found your heron picture! What a beautiful sight! He really majestic, as though he is posing for you. It's a wonderful shot. Greetings, Anne

steandeb on August 21, 2007

thats a lovely natural photo marilyn! i bet you are glad you are not in mexico at the moment.lets hope the heron has had the good sense to fly north out of the path of hurricane dean.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 21, 2007

Thank you, Anne and steandeb. Yes, I'm very glad not to be there. As I said about another photo, we were there about two months after Hurricane Wilma, and our group of about 30 was the first "large" group to be on Holbox Island after that. We had to divide and stay at two resorts because no one place had enough rooms back in operation, and there was still lots of repair work going on. That gave us an idea about just how devastating these storms can be.

Moh. Helal on August 22, 2007

Nice bird and a beautiful picture.

Marilyn Whiteley on August 22, 2007

Thank you, Mohammed.

AlexMatos on September 5, 2007

I Like this lonely guy here, it was a pitty that you didn't caught him fishing...:) Would be nice to see it. I never got one like that, but have saw it a few times, but camera not ready or not there. I have to get a spy camera, to go along with me no matter what situation I am in...just joking:)

I guess you back from Holidays and will try to go through your new Oceanea Photos. Hope everything went ok,



Wallace Rivera on September 8, 2007

Beautiful shot. :)

Draken on May 18, 2009


I wanted to thank you for your visit to my gallery and although I had come across your name before I never left a message and now I discover first that it is very difficult to just pick two or three photos to comment about because you have got an excellent gallery and, secondly, that you are a very social person with long conversations in your very good photos, which therefore have received a lot of views.

I like this picture a lot, you are an accomplished photographer.

I look forward to viewing and enjoying your gallery at a slow pace paying as much attention as possible.

Marilyn Whiteley on May 18, 2009

Thank you, Draken, for your gracious comment. I had read some of your many contributions to the forum but had never before looked up your photographs. Needless to say, I like what I found.

It is interesting how different people have different styles of participation. Except for posting pictures on the "share your photos" forum, I am shy about expressing opinions there. But yes, I do take part in conversations about photos.

Again thank you for your visit.

((Ospr3y)) on November 20, 2009

Magnificent shot of this Great Blue Heron!

Sterntaucher on September 19, 2010

Fantastic! I will add this to my favorites! Greetings from Munich, Mathias

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 19, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2006/01/31 13:15:28
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 63.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash