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    As colin would say..........grey bird

    This is a great blue heron(colin ) , shot on a nesting site in march. About 100 pairs nest there. Can't wait for spring to go back. I've learned alot since then.

    Just going through some old images and editing. Any feedback is welcome.

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    They are fun to watch...............some land above the nest and limb-walk in, and others fly straight in.

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    Re: As colin would say..........grey bird

    I really like the second one. It seems very nicely balanced, if that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneedha View Post
    I really like the second one. It seems very nicely balanced, if that makes any sense.
    agree, the twigs seem too much in the way in the first shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Simonius View Post
    agree, the twigs seem too much in the way in the first shot
    Well , when you're 30 feet up in a tree taking pictures, you can't move for a better angle.

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    Re: As colin would say..........grey bird

    They are fun to watch...............some land above the nest and limb-walk in, and others fly straight in.
    Fascinating stuff, which shows it can be about more than just taking images and as much about learning about behaviours. Interestingly, I've become aware of more herons around and about here than previous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Well , when you're 30 feet up in a tree taking pictures, you can't move for a better angle.
    agh! say no more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Well , when you're 30 feet up in a tree taking pictures, you can't move for a better angle.
    Reminds me of when people say "zoom with your feet" - doesn't work too well when you're shooting waterfalls and there's a 30 foot drop 3 feet behind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Reminds me of when people say "zoom with your feet" - doesn't work too well when you're shooting waterfalls and there's a 30 foot drop 3 feet behind you!
    I completely understand

    One step off my 20" x 30" platform and i'm dropping 30+ feet(30feet in the tree + tree on the edge of a steep slope.) I'm tied in though, so i won't go far

    Can't wait till this spring to do it again. ( Wish i had a FF with a 600mm L lens.) It's an awesome place.........birds flying in and out all day long...........young squaking all day for food.

    I didn't know much about photography or processing back then, but here are a couple images i got..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    birds flying in and out all day long...........young squaking all day for food.
    Sounds like my kids!

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    Last edited by Colin Southern; 22nd October 2009 at 08:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Sounds like my kids!
    I hope they don't have the same haircut.................

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    Last edited by Colin Southern; 22nd October 2009 at 08:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    I hope they don't have the same haircut.................
    Yep!

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    steve bird pics are good and show lots of promise! hope he shoots some wild animals like a pride of lions well i detect that in all his birds pic, there is too much breathing space on the top, thats sort off ruining his pics to a extant........thts all

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