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Winter heron, Spring heron...
Posted By: Tom Lusk, 05-13-2007, 06:33 AM

Taken in March in front of my home:

(note the dust spots- still don't have my Photoshop )

Taken last week while at work:

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A great contrast, Tom. Maybe you can combine these two photos together and warp it like how a book is opened. It would look very interesting!!
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They are really nice photos Tom. Your north american heron has more colours than our grey european heron.
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very slick Tom - never been able to get close enough to get a shot of one of these birds. any secrets to share on getting up close?


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Nice captures Tom. What lens did you use?
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Dan - One tip is to never approach the subject directly. Always angle off to the side. Take your time. Don't make direct eye contact. Make sense?

Alan - I used my FA*300 for both shots.
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Tom, yeah makes sense.. that's what I've tried to do...

last time I saw one was Saturday, unfortunately there were also 6 canada geese in the swamp next to the heron, I didn't even get my head up over a small hill and they went nuts, and as soon as they started their barking the heron bailed.

I'll get a shot one of these days. =)

for now I'll enjoy your pics of them. -D


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