Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Riverbank Sentry

The Grey Heron in one of its favourite positions standing at the side of the river watching the World go by. This one wasn't fishing, but just taking it easy in the morning sun.

Lumix G3. 100-300mm lens. 1/500 at f5.6. 300mm(X2). ISO250

Lumix G3. 100-300mm lens. 1/500 at f7.1. 300mm(X2). ISO250.

30 comments:

  1. Beautifully lit and sharp photos Roy, both of these images are superb studies of this river-side bird :-)

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  2. So good to see herons! These are really nice photos of your sentry. I'd like to sit quietly on the riverbank with him :-)

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    1. Thanks Mary, not at the current temperatures you wouldn't. {:))

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  3. I agree, the lighting is lovely!

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  4. Lethargy or contentment? Is it bored with life, and just can't be bothered or is it resting and digesting after a bountiful spell of early morning fishing?
    Whichever it is Roy, you've done an excellent job of capturing the 'mood' in these two images...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, its probably the latter.{:))

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  5. Lovely photos Roy. I like herons, hope he enjoyed the sunshine:)

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  6. Hey Roy...They always seem to look unfazed,about anything,just sitting ! ; )
    There you go with all those number, and etc : }, I just know they are great shot's!!
    Grace

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  7. Great heron photos. It'll be a while before we see any in this area.

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  8. Lovely! It's that quiet patience that makes them one of my favourite birds :-)

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    1. Thanks Jan, yes they are very patient thats for sure.

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  9. Lovely sharp photos Roy. I love the second one with him/her hunched down. I can't get very close to my local Herons! So far anyway......

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  10. We have here with us in the polder many herons but I've never succeeded in this nice in the picture krjgen. You have such beautiful blue heron vereeuwwigd Roy.

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  11. Hi Roy

    These are great pictures of a very majestic bird. The feather detail you captured is just amazing. Thanks for sharing these.

    Guy

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  12. Their quiet watchful stillness makes them wonderful to watch. The photos show these qualities so well.

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  13. It's a great bird. I hope to see them some day.

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    1. They are expert at fishing Steve.{:))

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  14. Wouldn't I like to add this beauty to my lifelist!!

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    1. We get to see a lot of these Karen, they are pretty common in England.

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  15. Very nice photos, I love the way the Blue tit sits on the branch on your latest post!!
    This heron is gorgeous, well done!

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