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Old Jun 24, 2007, 1:26 AM   #1
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We spent a few days in Florida visiting friends and relatives. The last night there I took some moon shots, then decided to take a long exposure shot of the lights in the pond across the road. No editing on shots other then a bit of cropping on the last one.

Pond Lights - 5 second exposure


That was a little gloomy, so I set it for a 15 second exposure and zoomed in. During which time a bird came into the scene.


So I experimented at faster shutter speeds. This is .62 seconds.


Great Blue Herons can stand motionless while waiting for prey, and this time he did. This one is .63 seconds.



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Old Jun 24, 2007, 1:55 AM   #2
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That last Golden Heron is just beautiful, looks like it is a statue shining in the pond light. Good effort and great result.
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Old Jun 24, 2007, 9:06 AM   #3
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Well done, the last shot is an absolute cracker...would be enlarged and framed if I had taken it !

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Wow, this is amazing.Last two are very creative.
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Unusual to say the least
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Very nice, that last shot is excellent.
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Wow, this is amazing.Last two are very creative.
First off, thanks all for looking and commenting. Now, I take no credit for creativity for this series. I will take credit for being very lucky though. I have a lot more shots, many of them almost as clear as the last one. That is the only one where the bird's eye held still enough to see the pupil though so it has to be my favorite.

This one is a five second exposure. Most of him held still but he must have looked forward or something.



And this one shows how long the neck of a heron is. Reminds me of a dinosaur for some reason and might be my second most favorite of the set.

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Very interesting and unusual shots. A couple of these are very nice.
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Steve, that post of the heron as a statue is absolutely golden. Very nice, indeed.
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Steve, that post of the heron as a statue is absolutely golden. Very nice, indeed.
I was very tired when I took these, and when I looked and saw the heron I did indeed think it was a statue that I had somehow missed. But I didn't think my eyes were that bad and finally he moved so I could stop thinking I had lost it.

Thanks for commenting, and thanks also Rafael.
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