Great Blue Heron. Pond at a great distance. This was the first day I tried out my zoom on my new camera. This shot is between x 21 - 24 zoom and I am pleased with it since it was my first try. Trexler Pond, Easton, Eastern Pennsylvania. These birds height are around 36-54 inches tall. Bright sun behind me gives the water that is filled with algae and lots of green trees above this awesome green color.