True blue

The dioramas at the AMNH are truly magical. You can feel the passion, talent and attention that's required to create these windows into nature. Some of my favorite animals, though, reside in side passages and smaller group display cases. I came upon this lovely great blue heron when wandering the halls.

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Admittedly I took some liberties with color application... his plumage is not quite as blue as his name might suggest.