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Every cloud has a silver lining

Every cloud has a silver lining

Discovered my car had a puncture while on my way
home for lunch. Left it into a garage for repair and
saw this handsome fellow in the nearby river.

Nikon D40x
1/400s f/5.6 at 135.0mm iso800 full exif

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Jason Anderson28-Oct-2008 01:34
I've never managed to get this close to one either. Great catch!
Keith O'Brien23-Oct-2008 20:50
What a great shot Mairead - I've been trying for years to get a close-up, but they just keep flying away!
Neal Nye23-Oct-2008 12:00
Fantastic! They're so difficult to get close to. Beautiful shot!
Greg Vescuso23-Oct-2008 01:51
What a great heron shot!! V
Harrison23-Oct-2008 00:22
Great luck finding this fellow. Hope you tire puncture did not leave you stuck for long.
wernere0122-Oct-2008 23:40
Lucky you. The herons here are much too shy for a close shot like this.
lou_rozensteins22-Oct-2008 21:52
Nice catch! Well done.
Máire Uí Mhaicín22-Oct-2008 21:49
Brilliant shot! Lucky you to get so close. You'll have this image when the puncture will be long forgotten.
Cindi Smith22-Oct-2008 21:31
What a beautiful great blue heron! Gorgeous shot!
Phillip Normanton22-Oct-2008 19:29
I see the good-and back luck is nicely in balance :) Great catch!!
Ann...22-Oct-2008 18:58
Very handsome bird.
Johnny JAG22-Oct-2008 18:58
WOW, you were close, nice catch.
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