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Jan 03, 2012 09:08 |  #1

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Replaced original image with another I found with better and more natural head turn.


I was able to capture these two images of Green Herons just a few minutes apart recently while at Merritt Island. They were taken around 5:15 so the sun was really quite low. I really like the nice hues and poses these birds gave me. They are one of my favorite herons and are quite small and difficult to find most times. Enjoy.


7d. 600mm. f/4. 1/200. iso 800. handheld.

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7d. 600mm. f/4. 1/800. iso 800. handheld

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Jan 03, 2012 09:15 |  #2

Very nice shots and a great job handholding such a large lens.
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Jan 03, 2012 09:45 |  #3

Very nice, the light definitely makes the shots. and yes, impressive handheld at 1/200th.


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Jan 03, 2012 09:51 |  #4

Excellent shots...nice framing


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Jan 03, 2012 09:55 |  #5

Beautiful shots; great light!


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Jan 03, 2012 09:56 as a reply to  @ squirrelsnest's post |  #6

Yes, "golden hour" lighting is something special and you took wonderful advantage of it JL. You're ability to take the 1st handheld at that SS is also impressive. Great job!


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Jan 03, 2012 10:06 |  #7

Very impressive Jason.


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Jan 03, 2012 10:27 |  #8

Very nice use of the lighting. The second is my favorite.


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Jan 03, 2012 20:20 |  #9

Beautiful shots of my favorite bird. Can't believe you were able to handhold such a big lens at that SS either.


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Jan 04, 2012 04:52 |  #10

Excellent




  
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Jan 04, 2012 06:04 |  #11

Oh my, these are beautiful! Very well done!!


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Jan 04, 2012 08:00 |  #12

Gorgeous lighting and complimentary BGs... I think that pose and perch in the first image is a gem.

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Jan 04, 2012 08:02 |  #13

Wonderful images, in particular handheld using a 7d.




  
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Jan 04, 2012 10:53 |  #14

Thank you very much. The lighting and poses were very nice for sure. These guys sometimes will let you get as close as you want, and others will fly as soon as they see anything. He is quite nice to me and everything came together at once.

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Jan 04, 2012 11:08 |  #15

Both shots are really nice, though I just love the lighting and composition of the first.


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