A Great Blue Heron Takes Flight

A Great Blue Heron On Lift Off

A Great Blue Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

A Great Blue Heron Leaving The Water

Great Blue Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

A Great Blue Heron After Lift Off

A Great Blue Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

Take-off is one of the most energetically demanding aspects of flight, as the bird needs to generate enough airflow across the wing to create lift.

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10 Comments

  1. Dawn Puliafico October 22, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Gorgeous! One of my favorite birds!

  2. Michelle Dyer October 22, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Awesome photos Steve!

  3. jefzila October 22, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    i always love good birds in flight pics, such fantastic captures

  4. Julie G. October 22, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Wonderful photographs!

  5. Bonnie October 22, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    wonderful, would make a great triptic!

    Thank you for brightening my days!

  6. Barbara October 22, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Oooooh double images too – with the rippled water reflecting back. GREAT shots Steve and like Bonnie – brightened my day too!

  7. Frank Dyer October 22, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    As a kid on a farm in OK, I often saw these mysterious birds and thought they were wonderful and still do. Your images of them are wonderful too.

  8. Dan Huber October 23, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Great shots Steve, you can see it pushing all the air down to try and get airborne

  9. cindyzlogic October 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    A wonderful series of captures, Steve!

  10. Steve Creek October 24, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Thanks everyone!

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