The Tri-colored Heron is sometimes referred to as the "Lady of the Water" because of its beautiful color and the way it moves delicately through the water foraging for food. Once known as the Louisiana Heron, this bird is commonly found in swampy wetland habitat in the southern U.S. The white chest and grey feathers make it distinctive from other herons its size. It is not unusual to observe this heron with other wading birds on the pursuit of prey. It has learned to coordinate its hunting practice with other birds, letting other species stir up fish that it will ambush. This subject is depicted life size in a large, 3 plate color etching.
24" X 34"
43" X 53"
5 plate original hand painted etching