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Driving past a village pond, I noticed this Grey Heron sitting on a Duck House. He was either interested in the fish or waiting for an opportunity to predate the Mallard Ducklings or though I didn't see any. Unfortunately I couldn't get any closer without getting very wet. I hope you like it.

Many thanks for the C&C's, they are all appreciated.

Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
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Title:Sentry Duty
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:14 Jun 2009 - 4:17 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:21 PM

What a great image and the title is spot on for the subject matter. Smile

David.

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BrianSS
BrianSS e2 Member 8353 forum postsBrianSS vcard England35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:25 PM

A great shot, good exposure & compostion.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:28 PM

two brilliant shots steve v1 for me great title nice one
andy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:28 PM

nicely captured Steve
regards
Yung

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martinjp
martinjp e2 Member 5martinjp vcard Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:29 PM

two beautiful images Steve, well composed, love the portrait, but V1 is my favourite, he's stunning...

Martin.

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woollyback
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14 Jun 2009 - 4:47 PM

Great shots

Bridie

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wideangler
wideangler e2 Member 5wideangler vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 4:51 PM

Great pictures, both of them. Great subject. Duck house. Not many people have duck houses - any MPs live nearby??

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hary60
hary60 e2 Member 6hary60 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 5:29 PM

Brilliant shot Steve
Harry

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janty66
janty66  7 England
14 Jun 2009 - 5:36 PM

superb capture, fab detail...

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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 5:45 PM

Stunning shot, amazing details.
Scott

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blacky
blacky e2 Member 6blacky vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 6:21 PM

great shot steve,dave

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fatmod
fatmod e2 Member 8fatmod vcard England
14 Jun 2009 - 6:50 PM

lovely detailed shots

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Steve7962
Steve7962 e2 Member 6Steve7962 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 7:16 PM

Lovely capture.

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phototime
phototime e2 Member 8phototime vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 8:22 PM

Two superb shots,wonderful detail

Mo

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 8:42 PM

Both well worth having. I especially like V1, but only by a whisker! He looks a little - fed up, shall we say? Super capture.

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 8:48 PM

Very nice detail captured here Steve - Ina

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 9:03 PM

v1 for me.lesley

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Roly
Roly e2 Member 7Roly vcard Wales
14 Jun 2009 - 9:42 PM

Two good 'uns Steve.

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mikaela4
mikaela4 e2 Member 5mikaela4 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 9:55 PM

Two great captures good detail and colours
Mikaela

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photophantom
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14 Jun 2009 - 10:09 PM

superb Steve, a cracker
Dennis

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM e2 Member 6BERTRAM vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 10:21 PM

Superb shots.
Dave

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Anjantoo
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14 Jun 2009 - 10:23 PM

You certainly have the knack of photographing our feathered friends. Well done!
Jann
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Alfies_Girl
Alfies_Girl e2 Member 5Alfies_Girl vcard United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 - 10:46 PM

Great detail

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EamonnM
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14 Jun 2009 - 10:52 PM

Brilliant capture and such a fitting title Smile well done
EamonnM

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sable
sable e2 Member 6sable vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2009 - 11:02 PM

Super pair of shots V1 for me - Elizabeth

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dweezil
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14 Jun 2009 - 11:07 PM

Wonderful capture Steve well spotted
Craig

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15 Jun 2009 - 8:06 AM

wonderful captures !!

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Warriorpoet
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15 Jun 2009 - 8:48 AM

Super captures these

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PeterLaw
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15 Jun 2009 - 10:04 AM

What super shots.
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franken
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15 Jun 2009 - 10:31 AM

Both are excellent captures.

Ken

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RAUL
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15 Jun 2009 - 10:53 AM

Excellent shots.
Raul

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Mikelane
Mikelane e2 Member 7Mikelane vcard Wales
15 Jun 2009 - 1:29 PM

Excellent capture well done ,regards
Mike

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Rachel99
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15 Jun 2009 - 2:39 PM

Two beauties. I like the detail in V2 but think I just prefer the whole-bird shot in V1

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2009 - 5:51 PM

Hey, you got 'im close enough - fantastic shots. I'm with Rachel...I prefer the whole bird shot in V1.

Andrew

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goso
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15 Jun 2009 - 7:36 PM

A ripper Steve.......Bill

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HobbitDave
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15 Jun 2009 - 10:49 PM

Two cracking shots - I love v.1; definitely on 'sentry duty'. Excellent.
Dave

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PattiW
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16 Jun 2009 - 1:23 AM

Beautiful.

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livermilan
livermilan e2 Member 5livermilan vcard Bahrain
16 Jun 2009 - 1:23 AM

Nice shot, well taken
Ahmed

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maggie9
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16 Jun 2009 - 6:49 AM

great great pose, really well taken Smile


there are sometimes as many as 11 heron stood in the same field like men in grey coats in the rain....... waiting for better days maybe lol

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2009 - 9:24 AM

Super image. Love the title.
John.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2009 - 10:48 PM

Great capture Steve

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vickib
vickib e2 Member 5vickib vcard United Kingdom
17 Jun 2009 - 7:29 AM

very well spotted steve great pose. like v1
vicki

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gillykins
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17 Jun 2009 - 10:51 PM

Cracking! well spotted...
Gill

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
18 Jun 2009 - 7:51 AM

These birds always remind me of grumpy old men, great shots

Nicky

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brianhaslam
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22 Jun 2009 - 7:38 PM

Looks proud to me.

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khump3
khump3 e2 Member 5khump3 vcard United Kingdom
30 Jun 2009 - 10:35 PM

Fabulous image. Well done.

Keith

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