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Pet Heron

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 29 January 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Canon EOS 40D 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 250 280 mm

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---------Photo-Spice---------- from Konstanz, Germany

Cool, strikingly sharp image!! We have so many of them here so I know how hard it is to capture these shy birds. Haven't even gotten close to something like this. Maybe I should try harder ..............................


29 Jan 2010 12:46pm

@---------Photo-Spice----------: Thanks - I titled it "Pet Heron" because they seem fairly acclimated to people at the ponds near my house. One woman feeds the birds every day and the Herons follow her around.

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I wish our herons were more tame. It would save me a lot of money on lenses. (Ha)
Great shot. Good dof. Take care till next time.

29 Jan 2010 3:55pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Herons are well known for being unapproachable, so it is amazing to hear that one follows someone...whatever must she be feeding them? Beautiful shot.

29 Jan 2010 3:57pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Nice, gentle light on this awesome bird

29 Jan 2010 9:10pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great shot ...well done very sharp

30 Jan 2010 1:13am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is a super shot, Jason, and I too am surprised to hear they are acclimated to someone who feeds them.

30 Jan 2010 3:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of the intrepid hunter.

30 Jan 2010 10:16pm