2 of 4: On the Hunt  

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Uploaded: 10/01/21 8:16 PM GMT
2 of 4: On the Hunt
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This was the subject I was after when my wife shot the previous photo of me in my yellow kayak. Up until this point in the day, the closest we had been able to get to any of the Great Blue Herons we saw on School Section Lake was perhaps a hundred yards. By staying very still, hugging the shore, and moving ahead only when he was distracted by hunting was I able to get this close, perhaps 40-50 feet. In the previous photo my wife centered me in the photo, but I believe I was so close to the hunter that it was not far out-of-frame to the left in that shot. Here the heron has spotted movement under the surface; unsuspecting minnows threading the reed stems, on the hunt themselves. The intensity of that stare and elongated neck is a definite precursor to a lunge.


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10/01/21 11:27 PM GMT
In all respects a superb shot!
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10/02/21 9:37 AM GMT
Good catch of a top predator...R.
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10/02/21 9:50 AM GMT
'Nik', on an previous occasion I showed you one of my heron photographs. But by viewing this one, there's only conclusion possible: this image beats it all.
No wonder that it was S+F instantly by me.
Thanks for that, 👍 !
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10/02/21 8:53 PM GMT
Great close up, they are so neat to watch, they can stand perfectly still for so long! tigs=^..^=
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