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Dawn Heron 19329

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

The most cooperative heron in the wild I've ever seen, almost as if it liked posing for the camera.
Took 54 shots of it during a period of 45 minutes, from first light until a little before sunrise,
and my moving around it and the camera noise didn't seem to bother it at all. Normally these herons
fly off at the first sign of movement. If I could have rewarded this one with a fish, I would have.

Photographed along the Scugog River near Lindsay, Ontario Canada.

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Karen Moen11-Sep-2008 01:07
You were indeed fortunate to get the bird's cooperation. Maybe it was tired! Lol! Voted.
Jean Chiasson07-Sep-2008 23:29
Excellent image vote
Raf07-Sep-2008 08:30
Great composition, light and mood in this shot. A bravo for the photographer and the patiently posing heron. V.
monil06-Sep-2008 23:31
Very good mood.
Love the light and composition. v