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Uploaded: 05/04/09 1:23 AM GMT
Shallow Walk
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Great Blue taking a stroll through his favorite fishing grounds. Seeming very oblivious to me and my camera...Maybe he is getting use to me being around. Taken full frame.

Nikon D70...Sigma 70-300 D Lens..handheld with a monopod.

Tick Tech.....ISO 200 / 1/1000sec / f4.8 / 170mm focal length / WB set to auto.

Avie by PJ


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05/04/09 1:25 AM GMT
Very nice post.
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Journies end in lovers meeting...
05/04/09 1:25 AM GMT

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05/04/09 1:31 AM GMT
Very nice photo of the Heron,the green water looks really nice as well,it looks really good.
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05/04/09 1:32 AM GMT
What a great shot, You get so close up Paul. The title is just right for this one. Love it.
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Come over to the dark side, we have cookies. :)
05/04/09 1:53 AM GMT
Spectacular! The colors of that heron are super. It looks great against the green of the water. Super shot, Paul.

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Is anybody out there?
05/04/09 1:54 AM GMT
Hey Paul, what a nice image. I have wanted to get one of these for sometime but alas, no success. Great Job. Nice and sharp with great depth of field. I love it....Steve
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05/04/09 2:01 AM GMT
Another oustanding capture by you and that Nikon. You get such fantastic color and details. =^..^= sandi ♪
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
05/04/09 2:11 AM GMT
What a beautiful bird, and fantastic lighting! Great shot once again, and a fine one to keep.

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05/04/09 2:38 AM GMT
So cool! I love your description Paul. You always make me smile!
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Love and live.
05/04/09 2:49 AM GMT
A fantastic Great Blue Heron image Paul. Excellent detail and colour. It appears that you and Mr. Nikon work very well together. Saved and Thanks for sharing

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Enjoy nature, Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints
05/04/09 2:50 AM GMT
Another great one Opie. The title and the clarity are perfect. You have taken to that new camera like a mother-in-law to the guest bedroom. Wonderful work.

Tick* was here

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Insure what you touch during your lifetime, is not coated with the fingerprints of apathy....Tick
05/04/09 4:22 AM GMT
The colours on this Heron are just wonderful. Wondering why this one is a bit different than most of them. I love the way you got him just "walking" very beautiful. Thank you for a magnificent photo. Verena
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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" William Arthur Ward
05/04/09 8:05 AM GMT
Like me...he's walking on water!!! .. hehe!..

This is fabulous owd pal...fine hand held shot!
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* To Believe in myself and have faith in my Photography * OwdBob'sGallery
05/04/09 12:16 AM GMT
Beautiful light and details! Especially considering his wake from walking. I've noticed when they are intent on food they seem more tolerant if you maintain a distance. Very nice!
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05/04/09 9:20 PM GMT
Beautiful capture Paul! He looks very realxed on his stroll! Great color and lighting~composition is perfect! :)Ami
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
05/05/09 2:33 AM GMT
Love the detail and the simplicity of the surroundings really helps make this a "study" on the bird alone. Nice one.
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Honest critique is always welcomed by honest artists.
05/06/09 12:59 AM GMT
I love this bird. I never get tired of seeing pictures of it.
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05/06/09 3:57 AM GMT
My wife and I saw a group of three dozen of these graceful birds a few weeks ago, settling down for the night, high in a couple trees by the river. I've never seen this many together this far up near Canada. Unfortunately all I had was my cell phone camera so didn't get anything worthwhile. Luckily for us Caedesians, you provided us with a National Geographic-quality shot of one. Thanks for the tack-sharp submission. Your cropping is a lesson to the novices viewing this site. When the subject of a photo is moving across the field of view, it's advantageous to capture more space in the direction of its movement, in this case to the left of the heron. It allows the viewer's eye to move forward, along with the subject, to become a part of the subject's action, to see where the subject is heading. Too many photographers would be tempted to center the bird. The cropping here, on all four sides, is perfect. And, having shot long-lens photos with a monopod, I can testify that the clarity here is also remarkable. Monopods can eliminate up and down movement but are still prone to blurring due to side-to-side movement. Excellent work.

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05/13/09 1:53 PM GMT
Wonderfully done this bird post.. I am enjoying it! Mich
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