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Great Blue Heron Day 2
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20-MAY-2005 Cheryl Hawkins

May 20, 2005
Great Blue Heron Day 2

I made another trip to the pond to find the heron from yesterday's shot. It
was in the same spot. This time I had the car between me and the bird so that when I
eventually got out to shoot, maybe it wouldn't fly away so quickly. After a few shots from
inside the car, I quietly got out, extended the monopod and moved into place. It was at
the same time that two cyclists, the second singing at the top of her lungs, rounded the
corner and rode past the pond. The heron took off again and try as I could to catch it in flight,
I missed it.

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Lee Rudd21-May-2005 22:43
Really lovely colour in the plumage... great shot and a reward for your patience
Gayle P. Clement21-May-2005 20:59
Very well done.
Coleen Perilloux Landry21-May-2005 18:48
This is very good. They really have great hearing and sight and fly at the crack of a leaf.
Herb 21-May-2005 18:11
Great shot
Linda Alstead21-May-2005 17:59
this is lovely - I tried for a heron shot when we were in GG park but my pic was crap compared to this
Guest 21-May-2005 17:48
Kind of cool shooting herons
Cheryl Hawkins21-May-2005 17:27
Luckily we were going in opposite directions!!! No temptation. But if I had a tomato…LOL
Guest 21-May-2005 17:17
Did you then run those cyclists over?? LOL!!

Still, a good shot, CHeryl!