Photographer: Jane Monserud

Photo taken: March 20, 2019 at the Ballard Locks

Photographer’s description: “At the Ballard Locks, I noticed that there were many large nests just west of the fish ladder. Thirty feet up in the trees, there were at least 15 herons sitting on their nests. It was breezy and the skinny trees were swaying and the heron’s feathers were flying. A group of herons’ nests is called a heronry! Taken with a Panasonic DMC-ZS60.”

Critique: “I laughed when I saw this heron’s windswept feathers sporting a great looking hairstyle. By making sure no branches were directly behind the heron you helped separate the subject from the background.”

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