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Old Feb 5, 2007, 5:57 PM   #1
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Taken Nov 26 last year - in a small marsh. I was hidding in some brush near the water's edge, dressed in full camo. I'd seen this heron a few days before (without a camera) and I was hoping that it would return. It didn't disapoint me and flew in shortly after I arrived - about 9am. I'm sure it knew I was there but it didn't give me a second look and I had a good time shooting it. Here are some of the captures.

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 5:58 PM   #2
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And a cropped close up of the last photo.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 6:00 PM   #3
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A view of this heron on the hunt - walking ever so slowly and searching the water for fish.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 6:02 PM   #4
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I waited for it to walk between a couple of trees then I pulled the trigger.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 6:03 PM   #5
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And then it did what all my subjects do when I get too close - it bolted.

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The third picture really is nice Dan!! the others are decent, but #3 really is good! :-)
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 7:06 PM   #7
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These are great Dan! I would love to be able to take shots like these! I am glad you found this forum to share your work!

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Hi to YA!!! Dan. Once again very well done. I have to choos #3 as my favorite.

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 9:20 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. # 3 is my fave also. It hangs on the wall of my study. Cheers, Dan
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agree... #3 is the one. i've gotten so many shots of Great Blues, ihardly even bother anymore unless i'm within about 30 feet, but i haven't seen one with this coloration before... most of the juveniles i've seen are more gray with more contrast, almost like the adults. maybe come spring, i'll check out the nesting trees at the park in town, and see if i can get some more shots of little ones.
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