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
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! :)
That is one well put together Great Blue Heron. The ones around here tend to look a lot scragglier. You got a great pose!
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 ...
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.
Thanks, sixten, good to hear from you.
Ah, a kayak! That's how you got so close - @150mm, too! Very well done!
You got it, sir, I just floated right up to 'em! Thank you, much.
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...
Great capture, Kevin. Well done! like
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