A 106-page book (with 91 high-resolution color photographs) about the life of the Great Blue Heron, in the rookery and beyond.
The book includes chapters about the species history, distribution, and migration; mate selection, nest building and breeding; raising chicks; chicks ready to leave the nest; and more.
The conservation message is a crucial aspect of the book, and proceeds from its sales will go to Audubon Minnesota.
The photographs were taken in Saint-Barthelemy in the French West Indies, Minnesota, and Florida.
A book for all ages. Easy reading, authoritative without being overly academic. Excellent photography (the book is image-intense).
Rebecca Field has been an avid wildlife photographer since her first trip to Africa with her husband Ben in 1998. Repeated visits to that continent as well as to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean have produced much of her work. She has become increasingly focused on bird photography and bird conservation. She has studied with Jamie Thom from Johannesburg, South Africa (twice winner of the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition sponsored by BBC and Shell). She has also studied with Arthur Morris and Alan Murphy, two internationally renowned bird photographers and teachers. Rebecca has exhibited her work at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Minnesota and on the island of Saint-Barthelemy in the French West Indies, where she has also been involved in bird conservation activities. She is currently shooting with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV body and a variety of lenses, including the Canon 800mm lens.