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Afternoon all. Just spent an hour or so with my new discovery - a heron's nest with 2 chicks, albeit big chicks. There used to be a heronry down in the woods just down the road from me. A good few months ago, the woods were severely chopped down. They did leave a few trees where the heronry used to be, but I did not think the herons would use it. At least 2 pairs have returned to breed, as I did see some other young in the trees behind these 2. This was the only nest I could get any decent view of. Initially the young did see me and laid low in the nest, however after about 15 minutes, they paid me no attention and began to preen and exercise their wings. Of all the shots, this is my favourite. Thanks for C&Cs on yesterday's upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jun 2013 - 1:11 PM
Focal Length:439mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Feathered siblings
Username:moiral moiral
Uploaded:22 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM
Tags:Heron chicks, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus e2 Member 2Hermanus vcard South Africa
22 Jun 2013 - 3:35 PM

Lovely photo and positive write up Moira !! May they return to their nesting grounds in great numbers Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:04 PM

Lovely capture

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2215 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:12 PM

A Great image Moira Smile
NettaSmile

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 3120 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM

A fine composition, Moira, wonderful detail, a moment captured, well done.
Darryl.
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM

A very informative write up Moira.
I thought a heronry was a fish farm where you went to poach the herring !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:24 PM

What a super find and capture, Moira. Carol

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
22 Jun 2013 - 5:02 PM

Excellent news and a good find Moira - well done you!!! Smile

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CaroleS
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22 Jun 2013 - 5:09 PM

What a find! Well captured tooSmile
Carole

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Jun 2013 - 5:09 PM

Fine capture Moira,
Fred.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:16 PM

What a great find, Moira Smile An excellent shot, showing them in their environment Wink
Trev Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:34 PM

This is a new one for me: never seen herons up in a tree, never mind nestlings.
Great capture, Moira.
Ronnie.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 5:44 PM

Lovely capture. Well exposed.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 6285 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:52 PM

Well spotted and captured!! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41123 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 7:38 PM

Well waited Moira, a lovely view through the branches.

Dave

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
22 Jun 2013 - 7:40 PM

Great find Moira and wonderfully capture in their natural environment. By your narrative sounds like they will all be thriving.

John

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:21 PM

belting detail and colour moira wonderful timing a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 11:05 PM

Well seen cracking shot
mike

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 11:24 PM

Fantastic capture young lady and well worth the effort, wonderful view through the trees with great detail light and colour. 29 years my arse GrinGrinGrin
Gary

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unicorn17
unicorn17 e2 Member 6unicorn17 vcard Scotland
24 Jun 2013 - 8:19 AM

A great find ! gx

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hermless
hermless e2 Member 1hermless vcard Scotland
6 Jul 2013 - 1:27 PM

Great find Moira. i hope you have more oppertunities to take more photos of these birds as they develop. thanks for uploading these pics.
All the best
Kenny

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