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Old 06-14-2018, 03:50 PM
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Interview with a Blue Heron

I took these back in 2010 and thought I had posted them here, but could not find them....I was looking at some old files and I think these are my best shots of a heron.....I took better images back then....I tried harder, went out more, knew my camera better, etc.....I got to Assateague at about 5 pm, and this heron was fishing a spillway. I got LOTS of shots that I have not even processed. I sat down about 15 feet from the spillway and set up my tripod.....he would fly off every time a car or hiker would walk by, and then he would fly back and fish, always keeping an eye on me but oddly not afraid of me. I was tickled pink that day!!!!










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Oh my!

These are terrific, Natalie.

I'd describe the first as a "formal portrait," and it's an outstanding one, well composed and exposed, and nicely sharp (as all 4 of these are).

The second is my favorite; I like photos of birds in unexpected postures. As with #1, it's top-notch in all aspects.

Number 3 is an excellent shot of a GBH in flight - something I've never achieved. Well done.

And number 4 makes me wonder - is the bird startled, upset or angry at something?

Really nice set of images, Natalie.
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Great shots, Natalie. Lots of them out here too.
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Thank you, Dave and Steve.....
Maybe if I eventually retire, I can get back into my "groove" and maybe get a longer lens....
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Re: Interview with a Blue Heron

Natalie, delightful shots. agree fully with Dave, #2 is my favorite for the same reason - an unusual pose that engages the viewer. Tack sharp also which definitely is key.

Nicely done!

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Re: Interview with a Blue Heron

Very nice images. It is hard to not photograph a GBH when seen, even though I probably have dozens of shots.
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Natalie,
Really beautiful shots ands I concur fully with Dave. Shot #2 is just plain awesome.👍

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Thank you, Don and Mike!!
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