Great Blue Heron

wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Registered Users Posts: 356 Major grins

Taken at a local conservation area at sunrise. Pentax K-3 and A* 600 f/5.6.



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    StumblebumStumblebum Registered Users Posts: 8,480 Major grins
    edited December 7, 2016

    Very nice!

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    wtlwdwgnwtlwdwgn Registered Users Posts: 356 Major grins


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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited December 13, 2016

    That's a really nice capture. There are a lot of these birds in my area, but they are very leery. Most times they're gone as soon as I'm spotted.

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited December 15, 2016

    I prefer your first image. The grass near the head and eye in the second is not an asset to my eye. If you're careful you might get away with cloning the greenery to the right of the bird out in the second image.

    The flight radius for GBH's in my neck of the woods - central Indiana - seems to be about 75 yards, so I feel your pain.

    In Florida, they go on vacation mode sometimes, and their flight radius seems to be more like 7 yards. Maybe its the warm weather.

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    EiaEia Registered Users Posts: 3,627 Major grins

    The first one my favorite with the reflection and stance, nice and crisp. Beautiful!!! The second seems a bit over exposed but thats just me. The foreground weeds a bit distracting and seems the heron a bit out of focus?

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