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Old May 4, 2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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I was watching this heron skulking along the edge of a pond, and when it got to the the Creeping Charlie flowers I thought a picture was in order.


I tried to get closer while the bird was on the flowery side of the pond, but it went to the other side. The shady side of course.


So I went to another pond to try and catch one in the sun, but it split.


With a few minutes between errands and picking up the daughter, I took a walk along the river near her school.



As an aside, my whole life I have wondered why they call these herons Green Herons. I have no problem understanding why the duck is called a Goldeneye though.
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Old May 4, 2007, 1:03 AM   #2
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Great birds.

Great shots.

Great shots of birds.



Don't know why but I have not seen any Egrets or Herons at the salt marsh yet!



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Old May 4, 2007, 9:44 AM   #3
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Nice captures Steve. It seems that you have a great variety of birds and places for photography in, or, about your home town..

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Old May 4, 2007, 9:58 AM   #4
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Great shots, thanks for sharing them.

We've got lots of Herons in and around the river half a mile away - maybe one day I should get serious and try to get some pictures of them. Then there's that duck pond too - I took a lot of shots there last Summer but methinks I should go back again, and again...
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Old May 4, 2007, 8:01 PM   #5
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Nice series. Ah the frustations of a birder. I suspect my lack of patience is why I don't get as many bird shots as I would like.
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Old May 5, 2007, 5:18 AM   #6
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The second Heron shot is very nice Steve, and you did well with the 3rd too.Nice Goldeneye aswell.....

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Old May 5, 2007, 6:07 AM   #7
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Steve, it is very evident that you are getting better and better with your camera.
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Old May 5, 2007, 10:24 AM   #8
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Raghu wrote:
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Steve, it is very evident that you are getting better and better with your camera.
Or, the birds are getting more used to me, I can get closer, and the shots look better.

Thanks though. I am learning how to be steadier when using the tele converter, which is good because most bird shots are farther away then I would like. Or they are close but the birds are so small either a tele converter or a good magnifying glass is necessary.

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Old May 5, 2007, 8:36 PM   #9
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Neat shots, the first two are my favorites Steve.
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