Reaching for the Summer Sky

A great blue heron stretches her wings as she celebrates her new-found freedom after raising two very demanding and hungry chicks. They have now fledged and af...
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A great blue heron stretches her wings as she celebrates her new-found freedom after raising two very demanding and hungry chicks. They have now fledged and after a few hunting lessons are finally on their own! Awesome ending to a marvelous unfolding story for the past 3 months at the top of a large eucalyptus tree at Sandy Wool Lake, Ed Levin county park near San Jose, California (the turtle is also a resident there...)
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Winner in Backyard Neighbors! Photo Challenge
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mcampi PRO+
mcampi June 30, 2018
This is your style and calling keep posting we all love what you create
Rafaphoto Platinum
Rafaphoto July 01, 2018
Just beautiful. Art
chuckrickman July 01, 2018
Like Mark says this really is your style and calling. Magnificent job Nina.
trainwoman PRO+
trainwoman July 01, 2018
Into the great wide open...….this is beyond spectacular
tomcasey_3130 July 01, 2018
Spectacular image!!!
Pamelabole PRO
Pamelabole July 05, 2018
Gorgeous Nina!! Beautiful capture with your artistic touch!
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RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 10, 2018
Perfectly crafted.
sue-zon PRO+
sue-zon July 12, 2018
Absolutely award-winning! ッ
AHogue July 13, 2018
WOW, so very gorgeous!
AnnSagel July 18, 2018
Beautifully done
lizziemellis PRO+
lizziemellis July 20, 2018
Wow!Incredible composition :-)
Alfredo_Jose July 30, 2018
Wow, I have no words. Pure art!
sweetpea72 August 05, 2018
I'm speechless...😊
KayBrewer Platinum
KayBrewer August 13, 2018
You're just amazing, Nina. You could open a gallery.
Aeri August 14, 2018
Beautiful shot with great composition full of creativity.... Congratulations on your challenge win πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
bonnielauriepelland August 14, 2018
Beautiful Picture!! Thanks For Entering My Challenge!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
texaaronpueschel August 14, 2018
Top to bottom, this is a very good vertical shot.
mcampi PRO+
mcampi August 15, 2018
Congrats an a well deserved win. This photo is pure genus...
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
NatureLoverJJWal August 25, 2018
Congratulations on your award!
AHogue August 30, 2018
This is your style and I love it! Congratulations on your win
DorisSeybold September 22, 2018
one of my favorites!! so beaqutiful!!
mihrt PRO+
mihrt October 26, 2018
Wow !! Amazing capture and edit Nina, your timing was perfect !
Stefnie PRO+
Stefnie November 01, 2018
A absolutely stunning shot
robkempf November 04, 2018
Just gorgeous...and turtle just adds to your perrff-fect timing when you there & clicked. Very Nice !
AlexandraZloto PRO+
AlexandraZloto November 14, 2018
This image is stunning Nina!!
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