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X...the Flight of the Heron
X...the Flight of the Heron
david_c


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Accidental Letters II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Fort Erie, ON
Date: Sep 20, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2008

A small piece of fortune...driving home from dropping off the kidling for a night at Grandma's house, I decided to take the scencic route up the Niagara Parkway. I'd seen this Heron before, darting for minnows at the end of Lake Erie. As I came down the shore, I noticed her mate was there, too. She was a little skittish and took off, but I fired off quite a few of the male.

As I was almost done, he was suddenly startled by something at his feet, rose in to the air and began squawking like mad...I looked down, and a feral ferret came up out of the water. Once this voting period ends, I'll put up a few shots...unless I decide to make it my Free Study for September. In which case, FORGET I SAID ANYTHING!!!

:-)

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.1613
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 6.0541
Avg (non-participants): 6.2069
Views since voting: 1283
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 124
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/17/2008 04:23:41 PM
Many of my flying bird shots look like the flying bird of (BLUR). This shot is excellent :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/28/2008 05:42:10 PM
Fantastic shot. Have tried this type of shot so many times and would be proud of one this sharp. Nice
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09/26/2008 10:04:24 AM
love the blue colour and so sharp for such a shot 10
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09/24/2008 03:44:52 PM
excellent
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09/24/2008 09:07:44 AM
Haha! Good capture man!!! Wonderful pose by the bird!!!
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09/24/2008 01:22:28 AM
Very pleasing to the eye and it works.......,
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09/23/2008 11:42:34 AM
beautiful bird, beautifully taken - the curl of the wings is my favorite part of the shot
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09/23/2008 10:48:06 AM
Great, great stop-motion shot! Detail is terrific. Bird is a bit blue; I might desaturate just the bird some to get it whiter, although a blue cast to the entire shot is not bad-looking here.
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09/23/2008 08:48:29 AM
Great capture, I saw the X , nice one 8
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09/22/2008 03:26:12 PM
Lovely aerial shot, the blue tone is great.
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09/22/2008 12:51:43 PM
Great catch. Like the tilt.
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09/22/2008 04:21:22 AM
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