Great Blue Heron

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Comments (10)

David Brown Photogra… on August 28, 2012

OOoooo.......... that's a great Great Blue Heron Kevin ol' son!

They are crazed looking critters ain't they?

I cannot get myself outside its so dark and damp these days. I'm frightened of ruining me camera!

Cheers from the hermitage in Raleigh - Jethro

Kevin Childress on August 28, 2012

G'morning, Jehtro! Thanks, pal, this is definitely my personal best heron photo. And yes, they're definitely odd looking ... look at those feet, man!

PS: remind me to give you one of my rain coats! :)

kenfowkes on August 28, 2012

That is one well put together Great Blue Heron. The ones around here tend to look a lot scragglier. You got a great pose!

Kevin Childress on August 28, 2012

Thanks, kenfowkes! Yep, that's a fine specimen!

As for the pose, you may recognize that stance as the 'I'm about to fly away again' body language the heron adopts as the guy in the kayak encroaches, no matter how stealthily ...

Sixten Imgs on August 30, 2012

Quite a good balance in the photo, Kevin :) I think the background is also great, it's lively but still calm and lets the main character stand out excellently.

Kevin Childress on September 1, 2012

Thanks, sixten, good to hear from you.

theverbiage on September 4, 2012

Ah, a kayak! That's how you got so close - @150mm, too! Very well done!

Kevin Childress on September 4, 2012

You got it, sir, I just floated right up to 'em! Thank you, much.

theverbiage on September 5, 2012

This really is the best way - the bigger lenses are too much to hold and way too much money. and the shots still seem to suck if you're too far. Sneaking up on 'em just can't be beat. Would have to look into getting a hide of some kind for next year...

Patty Arsenault on September 23, 2012

Great capture, Kevin. Well done! like



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2012/08/26 09:13:43
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 150.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash