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    Winter time Heron

    Spotted this guy sittin on the bank of LK. Washington across from me. Well the challenge was on! I ended up laying on the bank 8-9 ft from him and against the same log he was perched on. Slow and steady does the trick.

    Winter time Heron
    ISO 100 F6.3 @ 1/80sec 250mm

    I moved around a bit and changed angles but was limited. The time span over these shots was about 30+min. Hence the change of light. Sun going in and out of cloud cover.
    Winter time Heron
    ISO 200 F5.6 @ 1/500sec 300mm

    This one I took after he finally tired of me and flew away. I tracked him down and this was one of two more I managed.
    Winter time Heron
    ISO 200 F5.6 -1.7ev @1/500sec 300mm
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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Really nice! The results were we'll worth the effort. Great job!

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    Yes, very crisp photos.

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    Very good Paul,

    Reminds me of when Rebecca and I went to the locks at Caen Hill, there was a heron there, which we moved in on slowly, but s/he was across the water from us and it was muddy, so we didn't get down flat, nor as close, as you have.

    Well done,

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    Super shots, just super.

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    beautiful shots

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Such a beautiful bird, love Great Blue Herons...nice images.

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    Just beautiful Paul. The lighting is soooo nice and that you were able to get so close... well to me these are just amazing shots. Nice going.

    Wendy

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Thank you everyone, I am glad you like them. Dave, I did get a little muddy but not bad....most of it was frozen.

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Thought it may be fun and possibly of intrest to show where I spotted him from, the surroundings and where I shot from. The partialy covered stump to the far right is what I leaned against. I was positioned between he and the stump.

    Winter time Heron

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    I love great blues. Your shots are great!

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    Great shots Paul. I love #2.

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thought it may be fun and possibly of intrest to show where I spotted him from, the surroundings and where I shot from. The partialy covered stump to the far right is what I leaned against. I was positioned between he and the stump.

    Winter time Heron
    Ours never let us get that close.

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Thanks Susan and Rob.

    Bobo, I have found that with the budget 75-300 I have to work as much on my stalking as I do anything else. I hope to some day get the 70-400G. These shots are not cropped to zoom, only to clean an edge or two.

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    Those are great images Paul...Winter time Heron

    You must have been in a serious "stealth mode" for that Heron to let you
    weasel in that close..

    The heron's around here are a bit on the cheeky side.....one wrong move
    and they take-off..

    Mike

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    LOL Thanks, and....Yes Mike, that was the mode of the day. I find I can only do that if they are in a spot that they feel secure. Usually on a limb overhanging water or like this on on structure surrounded by water. Had he been on land I am sure he would have not let me get within 20yrds.

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    Re: Winter time Heron

    These are really very good. I love the tones, especially in the second one. Great job, there. One "let" me get close one time...I felt like he thought I wasn't a threat. Sat there with him for about an hour while he fished....then a car stopped and he flew away....I was sad about that.....

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