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Sometimes you get lucky
Lens: 300mm Camera: K100D Photo Location: Veteran's Park ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: photolady95, 03-23-2010, 02:09 PM

Was down at my favorite park today, hoping to get some Ibis shots, but saw this bird instead.

Great Blue Heron


Fishing for dinner


Unusual pose


Thought I saw a fish..nope just mud!


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03-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Mar, great shots! That second one is timed wonderfully!!!
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Thanks Rense.

I just noticed one photo didn't show. I missed the first bracket. It's fixed now.
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These are indeed some very nice images Mar, thanks for letting us see them.

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Heinrich, thank you very much. And you're welcome.

I've got more, but these are the best of the bunch so far. I was trying to a shot of the light in his eye, but every time he turned that way, soon as I focused he turned his head. Darn it.
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Great shots and you had better light than me today.
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Thanks ajuett. Yes, it was sunny today and I was there after 2pm. It's getting closer to spring weather here, which I am very happy about. Means I can get out more often.
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Luck is simply knowing your stuff and being well prepared. These are special, PL - a job very well done.

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your perseverence and patience paid big dividends... well done !! thanks for sharing, dave m
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Jer thank you for the compliments.

Dave, thank you also for the compliments.
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Hey Mar...those are fantastic captures! Keep that up and we'll have to call you LuckyLady
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Thanks Jan. "Luckylady" I guess I could deal with that.

Btw, just so you all know, these were all handheld shots.
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This is a great photo! The droplets show so much action that you were patient enough to capture (of course, you don't see much of the bird, but, oh well).
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Thanks dragonfly. This is why I love shooting birds. You never know what you can get if you're patient enough.

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by dragonfly......(of course, you don't see much of the bird, but, oh well)
I believe one can still tell it's a Great Blue Heron just by the size and color. There aren't many birds with this coloring or size.
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