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May 13, 2017 19:30 |  #1

I stopped by a location that I don't spend much time at due to the difficult light angle and dense foliage. It's a straight road that goes between a swamp and a large pond so there's no moving to better the light and/or avoid obstructions. The gators cross it frequently so I have to keep my eyes open since the dense foliage comes very near the road. When a gator pops out it's good to be out of its way. The herons are nesting now but they're deep in the cover, most of the time I have to poke my lens through a narrow opening to get shots and hope there's some sunlight on the bird. A couple of perches are workable but it takes patience since the nesting birds are pretty skittish. A little breeze from the right direction can help sometimes, especially with Green Herons.

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May 13, 2017 19:34 |  #2

Those are fantastic images!


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May 13, 2017 19:55 |  #3

Beekeeper wrote in post #18354021 (external link)
Those are fantastic images!

Thanks Zach, much appreciated.


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May 13, 2017 19:57 |  #4

Wonderful shots as usual, Steve.


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May 13, 2017 19:59 |  #5

ldn323 wrote in post #18354041 (external link)
Wonderful shots as usual, Steve.

Thank you Linh.


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May 13, 2017 20:04 |  #6

The luck (and light) were with you, Steve! Nicely captured :)


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May 13, 2017 20:46 |  #7

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May 13, 2017 21:21 |  #8

Well done- my favorite heron


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May 14, 2017 10:00 |  #9

I finally got a shot of one this winter, but nothing of this quality. Well done indeed, Steve.


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May 14, 2017 11:24 |  #10

These are beautiful images. Excellent work.


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May 18, 2017 11:56 |  #11

Snydremark wrote in post #18354045 (external link)
The luck (and light) were with you, Steve! Nicely captured :)

Thanks Eric. Definitely need luck at this location. Very little return on time invested but activity has been so poor locally that I take any opportunity I can get.

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Outstanding!

Thank you Larry.

CaptBob wrote in post #18354096 (external link)
Well done- my favorite heron

Thanks Bob. My best results in the past resulted from using a blind with these birds. The dense foliage can add some cover but it's frustrating trying to work around limbs. etc.

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I finally got a shot of one this winter, but nothing of this quality. Well done indeed, Steve.

Thanks very much Al.

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These are beautiful images. Excellent work.

Thanks, much appreciated.


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May 20, 2017 19:39 |  #12

Wonderful shots, as always Steve.! Love Greenies and wish I could get out to do some shooting, especially with all the baby birds now.


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May 24, 2017 00:31 |  #13

Excellent ... #1 is amazing and what light!


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May 25, 2017 02:56 |  #14

Excellent series Steve


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