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Old Jul 25, 2006, 1:29 AM   #1
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Heron in early morning light:
D200 300mm f4 1.4 tc E II 1/800 f5.6 ISO 250

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 6:06 AM   #2
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HOMERUN!!! That my friend is a spectacular shot! I can't say enough good things about it, amazing!
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 7:59 AM   #3
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Beautiful shot Kent! Looks like you were up close and personal. Love the early mornng light.....cheers....Don.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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It's a gorgeous shot, wonderful...

And makes you kind of want dawn to be at 12 noon, so we wouldn't have to get up so damn early...:?

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 8:27 PM   #5
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Great shot on that one Kent! Those poses make them seem to be huddled against a chill.....even when it's hot.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 9:11 PM   #6
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Fantastic picture, great focus, perfect DOF and magnific colors
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 9:13 PM   #7
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Exceptional shot Kent!!!! too god for words!!!

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 11:33 PM   #8
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outstanding shot, Kent! the lighting is perfect, and you caught him against a nice, bokeh background... frame that sucker and hang it on your wall!

looks like you got fairly close... how far away from the heron were you at the time?
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 12:56 AM   #9
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Thanks guys for the feedback. I really appreciate the comments.
I prefer to shoot in the morning for the contrasting light and its dimensional effect on the birds. Its always been my favorite time of the day and I've noticed allot of the posters here share this preference.

Thanks Dave, seems as I get older I'm getting up earlier and earlier and tend to take naps more often.

VP, I think they look like shady goons in trench coats. :G

Squirl, The shot is basically full frame. I had to rotate the camera vertical to fit him in. I have no idea why he tolerated me for as long as he did. I have a feeling that having the sun at my back helped.

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he must be fairly accustomed to people. i've gotten within 15 feet of hunting herons at a local park, because they know people won't mess with them, and they're so intent on hunting they simply don't seem to care... what lens were you using?
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