Great Blue Herons are seen frequently on the Mendonoma Coat. There is an elegance to them that draws the eye. Allen Vinson photographed one and caught the moment of lift-off.
And the striking Heron is ready for its close-up. Sometimes beautiful women are known for their long necks, but they will never beat this feathered creature.
Great Blue Herons are common in North America but are rare visitors to Europe. They are also found in Central America, the Caribbean and the Galapagos Islands. We see them hunting rodents and small fish, which are usually swallowed whole.
Thanks to Allen for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see another photo of a Great Blue Heron taking wing, here's the link; http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2011/09/30/great-blue-heron-photographed-just-as-it-takes-flight-a-lovely-photograph-by-marianne-rittenhouse/