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A Wakefield local

By TrevBatWCC    
Walking from the Hepworth flower garden and past the gallery building, as I was crossing the footbridge over the River Calder, I spotted the local heron. I've seen him several times whilst on the bus when going uptown, which crosses the river and where the weir is alongside the road bridge. However, I've never seen him when around there on foot…until this day! 👍🏻
He always likes to perch on the weir – I get the impression he likes the feel of water rushing over his feet! 😁 The lead was my favourite image I took whilst there, taken from the nearest point on the road bridge, so lead with that. V1 was taken when I first spotted him about 10 minutes earlier, and from the footbridge which is about 100 metres away. V2 was taken a bit further along from a viewpoint where you're looking at the weir at an angle of about 90°, hence the waterline looking so straight. Following taking the lead image, a few minutes later he decided to take walk down the slope (V3, V4 & V5) to the lower river level.
(images taken 01/09/2022)

Many thanks to Kath (cooky) for her User Award on my previous upload, Hepworth Wildflower Garden , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Wakefield Heron Weir River calder Wildlife and nature

Voters: drbird, simmo73, dflory and 50 more



16 Oct 2022 1:11PM
Great set here Trev, just another string to your bow!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
16 Oct 2022 2:23PM
I like the backgrounds on the last three, very effective.
16 Oct 2022 2:39PM
Lovely set…version 4 is my favourite 😊
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 3:03PM
What a great looking set Trev amazing birds...Best Wishes Alan
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
16 Oct 2022 3:23PM
A fine specimen..always so patient....😁
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 5:35PM
Great looking set Trev. From your title thought we might pop into your local for a pint.
Peter Grin
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 5:38PM
A terrific set and V4 is my fav.
16 Oct 2022 6:01PM
Lovely series, I hope he managed to get some fish.
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 7:52PM
Fine set Trev and herons are always such a pleasure to see.

Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 8:39PM
Wonderful captures...
Isabel GrinGrin
16 Oct 2022 8:51PM
That’s a fabulous set Trev. Amazing aren’t they V 3 is my favourite.


Minty805 Plus
6 51 10 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2022 9:05PM
A handsome bird, very well caught, Trev. I rather like the last three versions especially, largely because of their simplicity and how the bird is mastering the rushing waters.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
16 Oct 2022 9:28PM
A visitor at the weir
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2022 10:17AM
A great set Trev V£,4 and 5 get my vote, super shots.
17 Oct 2022 9:27PM
Lovely set Trev Lin
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2022 3:21PM
Lovely set Trev, I think my fave is V3 but I really like all the last 3.
The water looks like it is frozen ice, no wonder he is walking so carefully 😉
All so well captured!
18 Oct 2022 5:58PM
Lovely images of this handsome bird Trev, the lead my favourite.

RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
19 Oct 2022 4:24PM
Fine set of shots of your friendly neighbourhood heron, Trev.
Excellent set Trev, the lead for me.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
21 Oct 2022 7:55AM
Lovely set - I like the backgrounds - greatWink
enneo 4 3 England
21 Oct 2022 9:43AM
Superb set Trev, well captured.Smile
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
21 Oct 2022 1:28PM
A wonderful heron series, Trev, all excellent, v4 just has it for me. Lovely to see these, terrific processing too 🏆

Dave 🙂
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2022 12:13PM
how lovely to view this set Trev,
a great set but rather like the version 3
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
22 Oct 2022 4:14PM
Back with an award, Trev, a super heron set here 👍

Dave 🙂

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