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Grey Heron in flight.

exif data 1/1000 @ f6.7, lens at 80mm.

Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:Canon 75-300mm
Recording media:CF @ 400
Title:Heron in flight
Username:clive burrow clive burrow
Uploaded:8 Mar 2005 - 11:29 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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teddy
teddy  9 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 - 11:33 AM

Have been trying to get one of these for weeks , this is a excellent shot.. TED

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dcdigital
dcdigital  13
8 Mar 2005 - 11:34 AM

Even getting close to a Heron is tricky, great capture!

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jimbo_t
jimbo_t  10959 forum posts England
8 Mar 2005 - 11:35 AM

How did you get close enough to use 80mm?
Great photo.
Jim

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10571 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 11:35 AM

Very nice Clive, well detailed capture.

Regards
Terry.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014708 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 11:35 AM

well caught - a beauty. Never realised they had pointy claws!

Ade

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silburkp
silburkp  9 England
8 Mar 2005 - 11:39 AM

Excellent shot.

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spiro
spiro  10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 - 11:46 AM

Superb !!
Click;

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 11:49 AM

Fabulous shot!!!
Thomas

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 11:58 AM

This is a wonderful image.....could be my passport photo ;o)

Mike

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Tom_Charles
8 Mar 2005 - 12:01 PM

Theres something very special capturing a bird in flight. Youve done it very effectively.

Tom

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IRaddict
IRaddict  1134 forum posts
8 Mar 2005 - 12:12 PM

Great in flight capture and nicley framed, I do find the rear bird distracting though, have you thought of cloning it out, could possibly make the image stronger.
cheers
Steve

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 12:16 PM

Beautiful capture, well done.

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jasonewell
8 Mar 2005 - 12:22 PM

Well done Clive, great work and superb timing.
Jason

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Tom_H
Tom_H  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 12:52 PM

Fantastic shot, well done

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Gavin
Gavin  9
8 Mar 2005 - 12:52 PM

Fabulous capture

Gavin

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 - 1:00 PM

Just a brilliant shot

Hawk

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starstriders
8 Mar 2005 - 1:11 PM

Wow, nice catch!

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plugin  9 Canada
8 Mar 2005 - 1:19 PM

Excellent!

Jim

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Denise
Denise  12279 forum posts
8 Mar 2005 - 1:34 PM

Very well captured.

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gt  10
8 Mar 2005 - 1:34 PM

great composition also find the rear bird distracting next time take a air rifle (only joking)but great shot.

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 1:37 PM

All my heron shots are so naff....this is excellent. Jealous, me???? You bet!

Jeanie

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dalischone
8 Mar 2005 - 1:38 PM

Fantastic capture, wonderful.

Tracy

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DDowson
DDowson  9
8 Mar 2005 - 1:44 PM

Brilliant shot...I've been trying for ages to ge a good shot of a heron. Now I know what I need to aim for....Well done.

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speysider
speysider  9
8 Mar 2005 - 1:48 PM

Cracking shot Clive, superb timing.
I don't think it gets much better than this!
Well captured
John

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rf
rf  10 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2005 - 1:53 PM

excellent detailed shot well captured click.

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karenpics
karenpics  9
8 Mar 2005 - 1:59 PM

Excellent capture spot on click
karen

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vfr400
vfr400  12886 forum posts
8 Mar 2005 - 3:21 PM

Wonderful timing and detail. how did you get so close?

chris

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2005 - 5:57 PM

Brilliant shot, excellent detail and perfect form! Beautiful! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
8 Mar 2005 - 7:01 PM

Difficult capture. This is nice. I like the second bird in the background as well.

bill

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tim g
tim g  10 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2005 - 1:01 AM

Amazing capture well taken.

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Shane136
Shane136  1062 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Mar 2005 - 2:54 AM

This is fab, well taken
Shane

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clive burrow
clive burrow e2 Member 1071 forum postsclive burrow vcard United Kingdom
9 Mar 2005 - 11:41 AM

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment, they are all much appreciated.

In answer to the questions,

Chris & Jim the Herons were allowing me to get to about 20' in front of them. A few times dogs in the park would along the path and scare them. This was when I captured this picture as a bird flew within feet of me and began to change direction.

Steve, I did think about cloning out the other bird. However I liked it and thought it added a sense of ddepth to the image which I liked so I left it in.

Thanks again Clive

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daffydill56
13 Mar 2005 - 9:57 PM

Great work Clive, a nicely detailed and well timed capture.

Fran

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ronr
ronr  10 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2005 - 2:01 PM

Superb flight shot.
Ron.

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