Arizona, USA, Salt River, Great Blue Heron, “River Sentinel”


I had visited the Salt River north west of Mesa AZ to photograph the wild horses. What I found was so much more!! As I drove up the North Bush Hwy I noticed this Great Blue Heron on the opposite side of the river. I drove on by and found the horses and got some shots but I was itchy to go back and photograph the heron. I got back to the river just as the light was perfect. I began photographing the river and the reflection of Red Mountain in the water when I found the heron. I wanted a shot with the heron but I also really loved the colors of the bushes reflecting in the water. So I put on the 300 mm lens  got set up and shot started shooting with a panoramic image in mind. I shot multiple shots from right to left panning the camera so I could “stitch” the images together. I loved how this image turned out.

Because of the abstract nature of this image I will offer it in two different orientations Right Side Up or Up side Down. See the images to the right for examples.

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Available in Open Edition 6×18 and 8×24 loose and matted prints.

Available in Open Edition Canvas Gallery Wrap Print sizes 12×36, 20×60 and 3 panel Canvas prints from 12×36 – 30×90.

Available in Limited Edition metal, acrylic, matted and framed print sizes from 12×36 – 32×96.

Also Available in Limited Edition 3 panel metal and acrylic print sizes from 12×36 – 32×96.

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Open Edition 6×18 Loose or Matted, Open Edition 8×24 Loose or Matted, Open Edition 12 x 36 Canvas, Open Edition 20 x 60 Canvas, Open Edition 16×48 Canvas, Open Edition 24×72 Canvas, Open Edition 30×90 Canvas, Limited Edition 12 x 36, Limited Edition 16 x 48, Limited Edition 20×60, Limited Edition 24×72, Limited Edition 30×90, Limited Edition 32×96

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Open Edition Loose Print, Open Edition Matted Print White Matte, Open Edition Matted Print Black Matte, Open Edition Canvas Print, Open Edition 3 Panel Canvas Prints, Limited Edition Metal Print, Limited Edition Acrylic Print, Limited Edition White Matte, Limited Edition Black Matte, Limited Edition No Matte, Limited Edition Museum Aluminum Mount, Limited Edition Museum Acrylic Mount, Three Panel Museum Aluminum Mount, Limited Edition 3 Panel Metal Prints, Three Panel Museum Acrylic Mount, Limited Edition Museum Mount

Image Orientation

Right Side Up, Up Side Down