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GBH at Great Falls of the Potomac
Lens: DA* 60-250mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: Great Falls, VA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/4s Aperture: F22 
Posted By: MRRiley, 08-13-2010, 10:15 AM


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08-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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A 50 foot drop is a "Great Falls"?

You need to take a trip to NY to see some real falls

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That poor Heron looks so lost around all that fast water. It must be sight seeing as its not going to have much fun wading for fish.
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Hey Mike - an amazing shot. The placid bird juxtaposed against the vigorous water. You must have slipped the heron with a toddy for him (or her) to pose so patiently while you shot at 1/4s.

Great job, man.

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What Jer said - almost looks like a decoy !
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Very nice shot Michael but yeah, what did you bribe him with?
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Nice shot and interesting perspective, Mike!
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Here is another shot (see guys, it's not a decoy...LOL). The bird is better in this one but I like the water better in the first one. I think I need to lighten this one up a hair though.




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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
A 50 foot drop is a "Great Falls"?

You need to take a trip to NY to see some real falls

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Well... it is a Great Falls for the Potomac... I didn't name em... LOL Blame George Washington for that.

QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
That poor Heron looks so lost around all that fast water. It must be sight seeing as its not going to have much fun wading for fish.
Yeah, he gave up after just a few minutes... LOL

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Hey Mike - an amazing shot. The placid bird juxtaposed against the vigorous water. You must have slipped the heron with a toddy for him (or her) to pose so patiently while you shot at 1/4s.

Great job, man.

Jer
Thanks Jer! He was actually very still and slow moving... I tried to do each shot just after he moved his head since it seemed he stayed still for a good 10-20 seconds each time.

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What Jer said - almost looks like a decoy !
Thanks... See the 2nd shot. LOL

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Very nice shot Michael but yeah, what did you bribe him with?
Thanks Heinrich. I slipped him a $20... LOL

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Nice shot and interesting perspective, Mike!
Thanks Dave! This was shot from the 1st VA overlook (next to The Spout) and he was a good 40' below me.

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Mike, my favorite bird to photograph. I even took some today. Well done on a difficult exposure. Cheers JIM
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A great shot, Mike, with the heron standing still long enough to remain sharp. I like both, with the nod going to the first by a tad, and agree the second one should be lightened a bit.
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Mike, my favorite bird to photograph. I even took some today. Well done on a difficult exposure. Cheers JIM
Thanks Jim,

I took a couple of more mundane shots of him at the beginning, but as still as he was I figured I'd go for something a bit different. It was amazing how still he was. Wish I could get some of my models to hold poses so well... LOL

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A great shot, Mike, with the heron standing still long enough to remain sharp. I like both, with the nod going to the first by a tad, and agree the second one should be lightened a bit.
Thanks Tamia, I think the secret was that he was totally unaware of me. I was a good 40-50' above him and was behind a rock wall and wooden rail so all that was showing was the camera and my head.

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A shot of the falls themselves...

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Now THAT really brings back memories of taking the family to that spot when we lived in Annandale. Thanks for the brain jog.
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