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Old Nov 18, 2008, 4:26 PM   #1
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When I first heard then saw this commotion going on, I thought these herons were fighting.
then I realized it was a momma regurgitating food to feed her two young ones.
I wish I could have gotten better pix but, I was about 75 - 80 feet away.





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Old Nov 18, 2008, 6:52 PM   #2
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Even with the distance they are still very nice pictures.
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Old Nov 18, 2008, 9:52 PM   #3
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Beautiful looking Herons, at that distance these are fantastic shots.
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How much better could they have been??? These are awesome, GW!

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Old Nov 19, 2008, 8:04 AM   #5
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Neat shots - I've never had a chance to see anything like that. They are pretty good, in my opinion, especially since the only time I've managed to photograph a blue heron (which was standing still), it came out looking like a blob. And here you've managed clear shots in bad lighting from a distance, including a bit of motion blur to the wings so one gets a clear idea of the action, and apologize that they aren't better... Sigh!
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Fantastic shots GW.
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Goldwinger wrote:
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I wish I could have gotten better pix but, I was about 75 - 80 feet away.
You couldn't have done much better than these. We don't see Tricolored Herons out here very often - only an occasional individual. I thought this was too late for nesting so I looked at your EXIF which shows these were taken last June at 800mm (1200 equiv) - which lens - a 400 w/ 2X?
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Old Nov 19, 2008, 3:00 PM   #8
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Hey everybody!
Thanks for the kind words. I guess I was apologizing for the distracting background and vegetation in front of the birds... I have seen so many top notch photos here I feel a little intimidated posting some of mine.
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I really appreciate the encouragement!
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Hey BP
good to see you over here... just slummin huh?

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penolta wrote:
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You couldn't have done much better than these. We don't see Tricolored Herons out here very often - only an occasional individual. I thought this was too late for nesting so I looked at your EXIF which shows these were taken last June at 800mm (1200 equiv) - which lens - a 400 w/ 2X?
Hey Pen,
yes, this was back in June, I sort of lost track of them and came across them again while I was doing some house keeping.:G
I'm uncertain why the EXIF says 800mm, I may have left those settings on after changing lenses because I'm pretty sure these were taken with my Tokina 28-200mm.

You mentioned these were Tricolor Herons. I get pretty confused with trying to ID some of these, I thought at first they were Tricolor, then some info I read online led me to believe they were Little Blue Herons.:-? but then I stay pretty much confused most of the time anyway!
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