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Standing Watch

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Great Blue Heron today watching for prey over a local pond. Fish are among its favorite foods along with frogs. Both are in abundance at the pond it was searching.

 

 

Heron Reflecting

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Great Blue Heron wading through a local wetland area today in Zeeland,  Michigan.  I didn’t see it catch any fish while I was there, but I’m sure it found some eventually as it seemed to be looking for a meal.

Wetland Beauty

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this Great Blue Heron perched on a tree root in a Zeeland, Michigan wetland area. It was watching for fish from the higher vantage point the roots provided over the surrounding water.

Ripples in the Water

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I spotted what I think was a fish rise on the surface of the water from a nearby pond I found this afternoon in Holland, Michigan. It created the circular pattern among the reeds.

Nature’s Art

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I’ve had several requests for prints from visitors  since I began posting my outdoor and nature photography. I have uploaded them to

jeffrey-foltice.artistwebsites.com

where they can be ordered. If you have a favorite image I haven’t uploaded there, just let me know and I’ll be sure to add it to those you can order. Thanks for visiting!

Waiting for Spring

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

With blue skies coming back to Michigan the past two days, it brought to mind images of Spring. I found this photo I took in warmer weather to help remind us all that Spring isn’t far away. The Green Heron was in a local wetland area as I captured this moment.

Eagle’s Perch

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I ran across this beautiful American Bald Eagle in Holland, Michigan as it perched on a tree branch overlooking a nearby lake.

 

Greens

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this colorful pair of Green Herons resting in a tree that overlooked a wetland area earlier this year in Southwest Michigan. I’ve seen them hunting for frogs and fish there in the past.

 

A Rare Sight

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I’ve been told the Red Phalarope, a small shorebird, is rarely seen in SouthWest Michigan. I was happy to see this one today in Muskegon County, Michigan as I ventured out on a grey and windy Autumn morning. True to its nature, it was wading along the shoreline feeding and didn’t seem to be a bit bothered by me as I photographed it. I captured this moment as it stretched its wings before going back to its methodical feeding along the shore.

 

Wetland Flight

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I recently took some time to look through my image files when I found this photo I took of a Great Blue Heron flying over a wetland area in Michigan. Canada Geese are seen in the background as well. (Click on this or any of my images to see an enlarged version)

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