Oops I Spooked Him Again ! - April 3 - Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias herodias)

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Actually I think this fellow is a more or less a year round resident. I have seen him several times this spring, but this is the only even passable capture so far. He seems to have some sense of when I have the camera with me, as he is quick to fly off just as I try to focus on him. View is to the NNW.

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C. Johnston on May 13, 2013

Great effort Mark I think that the trick with catching mine was...I was in a canoe, it seems to catch them a little more unawares because I have tried from the shores and had the same difficulty that you have. Great shot of the wing span on yours, good luck in future endeavors.

Best regards, Cathy

mg1744 on May 13, 2013

There's a thought; I do have access to a canoe so maybe I will try a water born effort next time.

Thanks for your input, Mark

Tomros on May 15, 2013

He objects to have his beak on Panoramio.

Most of them do!

Well done!

Like 1.

greetings, tomas

mg1744 on May 16, 2013

So it would seem Tomas. Today I took Cathy's advice and went out on the lake in a canoe; I saw him twice both times at the other end of the lake and going away - C'est la vie."

Regards, Mark

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Photo taken in Northeast Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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  • Uploaded on May 12, 2013
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    by mg1744
    • Taken on 2013/04/02 17:54:14
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 19.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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