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    Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

    Well it is the start of the season anyhow. I stopped in at one of my haunts to have a look and found some. All these are as shot and no crops. Shot at ISO 400 F9 and between 130mm-400mm in the 1/600-1/800sec range. Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking. Heron time again! [2012 add yours] Heron time again! [2012 add yours] Heron time again! [2012 add yours] Heron time again! [2012 add yours]
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    Nice job, Jeep! Good looking bird too. Where is this place? It doesn't look like Juanita.

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    Thanks Darren, it was the park at the North end of the Arboreedum.

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    Well done Paul, I like them.

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    Nicely done again paul nice and sharp. i still can't get that close to them here in this open area i am in.

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    Great job Paul,

    I need to find miself a limp heron , while is resting ...

    Leo

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    Thank you Clive, Jack and Leo. They can be a challenge for sure, but it is made easier that they like the waters edge. I hope this season to get some eating fish and frogs.

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    Damn Paul...you keep coming up with these superb bird shots, and just like
    Jack I can't get the ones around here to sit still long enough. Even after a
    very stealthy stalk, once I see them then they spot me and off they go.
    Drive by in the truck and they'll just sit there, but park and walk back
    down the road towards them they're soon history. Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

    I think all 4 are excellent, and my only suggestion might be to clone out
    the stick passing right by the birds beak in #3, but otherwise I wouldn't change
    a thing.

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    High quality stuff across the board. Only 'complaint' is about those bridge supports or pipes (?) in the third one.

    But this one ......... That's terrific.

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    fantastic pictures paul ,you really can produce some great stuff .just hope i can get too that level one day

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    Congratulation Paul for these beautiful pictures!
    no crop and focal lenght between 130-400 mm means you were ery close to him! isn't it? what distance from the subject?

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    Nice captures Paul. It appears in #3 that part of a leg and foot is missing, quite common to see that here in Florida...Alligators. Good shots.

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    Although they are all phenomenal, the last one is very sharp and clear! Well done, Paul!

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    Thank you to everyone! I do enjoy chasing these weary fellows probably as much or more than any other birds.

    Nicola, I worked my way in slowly and got in fairly close but the grass to his left was in the way so I had to go in a bit further and lay in the grass at waters edge. I ended up no more than 10ft from him. He nearly flew off a couple times. He knew I was there from 80yrds or better. It is all in the approach, and doesn't work every time.

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    Hi,Iknow the quality is mince but caught these two this afternoon thought they were quite amusing....Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

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    Re: Heron time again!

    Here is a couple Great Blue's Florida style...

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    Re: Heron time again!

    Good job Joe, half the battle is finding them, then I get to him! I got a couple more today. Might post a couple later.

    Meanwhile.....last year we had a Heron thread....... rather than dig it up and have to sort through 100 pages, lets make this the 2012 Heron thread.

    To the next MOD to read this....can you change the title to Hearon thread 2012.....Please?
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    Re: Heron time again!

    Thanks Paul, I hate to tell you but they are so common in the Florida marshes and seashore that most time I do not photograph them unless something special is happening. Florida is great for bird photography.

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    Here we go again! great shots Paul , I am almost embarrassed to post mine after seeing yours.... but here goes. Heron time again! [2012 add yours] Heron time again! [2012 add yours] Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

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    Thanks James, no reason to be embarrassed of those.....wish I could catch one with a big fish. Caught one today with a fish about 2 inches long. lol Couldn't even see it! I also love that you caught him fluffing the feathers....Nice work James!
    Here are some from today, finally a little sun so I looked for a little shadowed area, light was trying to be a bit harsh.

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    Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

    Heron time again! [2012 add yours]

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