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Green heron

Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 pm

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While approaching my favorite spot for a morning visit with camera, an unfamiliar bird swooped past in a flash. I had my Leica Monochrom in hand and quickly took a shot; even at 1/500/sec, it was a bit of a blur. It suddenly swooped and alley-ooped into the grass to my left. I leaned as far out into the stream as I dared and held the camera at arm's length to grab what I could without being able to frame or focus. I got what I got by chance. A birder came by later and, when I pointed to where the bird had gone, he looked through his binoculars and said it was a green heron and later showed me it's profile and specs from his bird book. All I remember is that an adult is 18 inches long when its neck is stretched out. That didn't matter; it was the welcome and pose that did. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Fun catch and lucky chance Matt...

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Post by minniev » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Green herons tend to be shy and elusive, in addition to well camouflaged, so you did well to get his cooperation. Both of these are nicely composed and captured, and I think monochrome works well for them.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:04 am

Matt Quinn wrote:... That didn't matter; it was the welcome and pose that did. Matt

The first is great but I really love the second. There's so much to see there and so many stories to tell! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:31 am

minniev wrote:Green herons tend to be shy and elusive, in addition to well camouflaged, so you did well to get his cooperation. Both of these are nicely composed and captured, and I think monochrome works well for them.


Thanks, Minnie. Another person there said there was a nest in the grass somewhere because he heard peeping. I'll keep visiting in the hope of seeing some little ones. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:31 am

St3v3M wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:... That didn't matter; it was the welcome and pose that did. Matt

The first is great but I really love the second. There's so much to see there and so many stories to tell! S-


Thanks Steve. someone heard peeping, so there may be a nest. I'll keep visiting. Matt
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