BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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GREAT BLUE HERONS IN FLIGHT (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Herons are wonderful looking birds at any time but to see them in flight and to witness two flying in tandem was a sight to see. I took these photographs with my 300mm lens and a teleconverter but I still could have used more reach. However, given the herons’ speed and my distance from them I’m pretty pleased with the results. I had seen a heron a day earlier when I had followed a path to the water’s edge. As I bent down to see past overhanging branches, a heron banked within several feet of me startled by my presence. That was the closest I had ever been to one and had I had the time to put my camera to my eye, it would have been too close to focus!

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39 thoughts on “GREAT BLUE HERONS IN FLIGHT (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Yes, great results! There is something so majestic about a great blue heron flying close by! The whoosh of those powerful wings…!

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  2. These are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen of one of my favorite birds.

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  3. Fabulous images, Belinda. The detail on the feathers is terrific.

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  4. They are such grand birds. Nice captures Belinda!

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  5. Great shots of these gorgeous birds and so nice they are flying in profile, not the more common hind end view! I hope you get some more opportunities with them.

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  6. You were fortunate indeed Belinda. Two at a time is exceptionally lucky, and that first shot is simply superb. It looks like the lead heron in the twin shot is carrying something–a crab? I can’t get the image to enlarge by clicking on it.

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  7. Wow, Belinda! These are wonderful photos of the herons in action. What great details you have captured.

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  8. Nice shots against the greenery. Lovely bird.

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  9. I know how hard it is to get a clear image when the subjects are moving. These are great!

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  10. I love herons – these are super, Belinda. Looks like the right one has caught a good dinner!

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  11. Two flying in one field-of-view is quite an accomplishment. Well done.

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  12. stunning…beautiful feeling…

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  13. Nothing like photographing these birds. We have started to bump into them again after not seeing any for a month or so. Great shots 😀

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  14. Fabulous shots, Belinda!

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