Great Blue Heron stands in line

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Comments (17)

Kevin Childress on July 24, 2013

I wondered if you didn't get a couple good ones of that bird. Turns out that you did!

David Brown Photogra… on July 24, 2013

I am trying to get caught up Kevin - since I retired I have no time for photography!


This was a great day out - lotsa fun.


kenfowkes on July 25, 2013

It looks like somebody went to a lot of work to make that deck railing nice and not straight. How fortunate for this shot.

coffee55 on July 25, 2013

A great shot of a great Blue, David.

Subject very sharp considering it was taken with 300.00mm.

I get the impression that you have a penchant for birds, am I correct?

Lovely photo', regards, - D.

David Brown Photogra… on July 25, 2013

Hahahaha..... I think you're right Ken - a dull shot brightened by this lack of perfection!

My overwhelming criteria when shooting at 300mm David is >1/300th sec and the highest f number I can manage up to (say) f16.

f13 is the sweet spot of this lens - as determined by empirical means. If you've never done those tests, email me separately and I'll be happy to help you work out how you can.

Many thanks and best wishes y'all - David

Sixten Imgs on July 26, 2013

Even if it was stuffed it's time to doff. Groovy railing and the bird is a huge plus... :)

Patty Arsenault on July 27, 2013

LOVE this one, David. Really like the railing drawing us into such a sharp image. Great composition! like and YS



David Brown Photogra… on July 27, 2013

Thank you Sixten - its my home lake easy walking distance from home, so it was good that it posed for me there!

Patty many thanks - your are too kind.

Best wishes y'all -_ David

© KennyW on August 4, 2013

Thank goodness it was not a woodpecker or that deck might have been sawdust - great shot.


David Brown Photogra… on August 5, 2013

Thank you Gordon - see what he thinks about those feet!

You're right Kenny - its a big un ain't it?

Cheers - David

Gordon670 on August 5, 2013

Right my friend

I will see the Sculpture of the Lakes soon and will take him a copy of this and see if it gives him the inspiration to create a sculpture of a heron, Will keep you posted Cheers. Gordon

HarryAusdemharz on September 2, 2013

PA is a good site to learn English vocables. We have a pair of heron in our village too. Regards from Germany. Harry.

Pete Taylor on September 8, 2013

Handsome fellow David, and I like the perspective from the rail. Like from me.


David Brown Photogra… on September 9, 2013

Thank you very much Pete

Cheers - David

mg1744 on November 4, 2013

Really nice shot David. I need to get a better camera or at least a longer lens I think; every time I try to close in on one of these fellows I end up spooking him before I can get a good shot. Like6.

Greetings from Virginia, Mark

David Brown Photogra… on November 5, 2013

I did wonders Mark with a Canon S3 which I think is about equivalent to your Olympus. I maintain that a good education with a mediocre camera is much better than the reverse. But maybe your ready........ :-)

I love my Nikon D5100 its got a bad back flip out screen.

For this kinda shot, you also need an urban lake or park where the critters are tame. We have this!

Best wishes to you ol' buddy and thank you - David

mg1744 on November 8, 2013

Thanks for the good words of advice David. You may be right about the birds too, although I'm not sure if yours is merely tame; he sort of has that regal look of ownership about him.

Greetings again, Mark

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 24, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2013/06/26 15:24:28
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash