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BIF - Great Blue Heron, Cormorant, Osprey

FloridaDrafter
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These were shot in Jacksonville, Fl. All using a 5D mark IV and EF 100-400L II with the Canon 1.4 extender. I particularly like the Great Blue Heron shot because of the way the sun is reflecting onto its wing from the water. Interesting effect. All were Raw and edited in DPP4 then framed and cropped with Corel PhotoImpact X3 (old rebranded ULead program).

 

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

Double-crested Cormorant. Cormorants are diving birds and will perch on the bank to get dry. These guys were coming out of the water one by one. Being strong swimmers, they launch themselves out of the water with their webbed feet.

 

Double-crested Cormorants

 

This is a different bird hopping out of the water. The darker orange on the face and bill of some denotes sexual maturity.

Double-crested Cormorants

 

Osprey. These raptors feed exclusively on fish and are sometimes refered to as "Sea Hawks". This is a juvenile.

 

Osprey

 

Osprey

 

 

Newton

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adamsc
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Beautiful photographs. One of my most favorite photographic birds is Blue Herons. They travel slowly and are big enough to look nice at long distances.


@adamsc wrote:

Beautiful photographs. One of my most favorite photographic birds is Blue Herons. They travel slowly and are big enough to look nice at long distances.


Thank you. They are great to shoot.

Hwilson8
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Wonderful captures!!


@Hwilson8 wrote:
Wonderful captures!!

Thank you.

Tronhard
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awesome.  I particularly like the first one in the series.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris


@Tronhard wrote:

awesome.  I particularly like the first one in the series.


I do as well. The light on the underwing from the water, although subtle, adds a lot to the image.

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