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Old Jul 31, 2005, 9:37 PM   #1
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Spent an afternoon at the swamp waiting and waitin and waiting for some fly bys. Got a few of those but this was most interesting. There were peched in trees way across the swamp about 3 or 4 GBHs. All of a sudden a whole bunch of GBHs flew in and landed in the trees. I figure it was the bunch of this yearshatchlings all grown up.Unfortunately they were so far off that a good shot really wasn't possible. There was probably 15 herons at one time. I'm hoping they will start a rookery there. All taken with 20D 100-400 iso400 f/7.1 and various shutter speeds and EC. handheld.

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p,s, oh, I did shoot my first egret and my first black capped night heron. unfortunately they were way far off.

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Old Jul 31, 2005, 9:40 PM   #2
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#2 How many herons do you count??? Need good eyes!!!


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Old Jul 31, 2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting this, real interesting shots. I had a similar experience with a cormorant tree the other day, and know how nice it is, yet frustrating when from too far away. The cormorants were even further away than this.
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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This is the point where Dennis made his errors. This is the time to whip a twenty out of your wallet - works for me every time. Of course Brooklyn birds are a bit more sophisticated...

Situations like this drive me up the wall. In desperation I sometimes send the dog and hope they'll fly my way.

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Old Aug 1, 2005, 3:16 PM   #5
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thanx guys!!! most of the herons flew in from behind and right of the trees. all the herons that flew away flew back the same way except one. the one flew my way but, unfortunately, he decided to circle around to the left and kept too far away for any decent shots. maybe they were at a heron convention??? Sunday i went back without my camera and met an artist painting the other side of the swamp. dead trees algae and logs. i guess there is beauty in all things. actually the painting looked pretty good. anyway, i was pointing out a couple of herons in the trees out yonder and another came in for a landing. hmmmm!!!! maybe it was a 2 day convention!!!

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