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Great Blue Heron

Here are some I just took this morning at a lake here in Dallas, TX.

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Re: Great Blue Heron

Nice sequence.

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Re: Great Blue Heron

Thank you.

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Re: Great Blue Heron

wonder ilzho!

thanks for posting

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Re: Great Blue Heron

One of my favorite birds to photograph the Great Blue Heron.

 

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Canon EOS1DX with Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens.  Frisco Lake in Olathe, KS.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Great Blue Heron

One of my students.

 

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EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Canon EOS1DX with Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens.

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EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Great Blue Heron

Biggs, those are just beautiful. I cant get that close here to them, they arent used to ppl. You can see how close you got on that one, Im so jealous your able to get that close. The one w. the fish is OUTstanding! Guess I need to come visit you. lol The last one looks like he has an injury to the front of his wing.
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Re: Great Blue Heron

Thanx for the nice remarks.  You would be welcome to come anytime!

 

"... your able to get that close."

Getting closer is always better than getting a better lens.  Besides it is free. You need to learn the subjects habits.  These are wild herons not at all tame since herons migrate.  One key is to try and get there when they hunt and feed.  They are less interested in you and more concentrated on fishing.

Move slowly.  All animals notice movement first. And of course keep as silent as you can.  I have had the shutter click scare them away before.  Watch the weather because that effects how they act, too.

 

It is so hot in Kansas right now it would be a waste of time to try and photograph herons anytime except early or late in the day.

 

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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