Middle Concho Park – Hot Friday Afternoon


We decided to get in our air-conditioned car for a short trip to Middle Concho Park.  Just to get out of the house.  Got a couple of good pictures.  One of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and a Great Egret (Ardea alba).  We also saw what I think was a Long-billed Curlew (Limosa fedoa).  If it was a curlew, it was a bit out of season for this part of the state.  But strange sightings are almost the norm lately.  I didn’t get a photo so I am unable to confirm it.

Great Blue Heron

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 televerter – hand-held
  • 1/2000 sec. @f5.6
  • ISO 400
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Manual exposure

Great Egret

  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter – hand-held
  • 1/1600 sec. @f10 minus 1.7 EV adjustment
  • ISO 400
  • Lens focal distance  700mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority

I hope you enjoyed the photos.  Click on either one to see an enlargement.

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8 thoughts on “Middle Concho Park – Hot Friday Afternoon

  1. “…strange sightings are almost the norm lately.” That sounds rather ominous – especially for a Bird guy. I’m getting Hitchcockian vibes. 🙂 Love the images as always. You have conveyed the majesty and grace of these impressive birds so very beautifully.

  2. Great Egret is awesome. Last week coming back to Pagosa from Durango we were blessed to see a Blue Heron flying down the Highway..what a spectacular site to see..just came in from watching a family of 6 raccoons playing in the roadway..There is never a dull moment living in Colorado…

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