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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:58 AM

Rescued a Great Blue Heron (shot) yesterday

Last edited Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:47 AM - Edit history (1)

They were not shots I'd deem exceptional so I really pumped the sharpness, contrast and saturation. Far beyond what I'd usually do but members of DU deserve a break sometimes from the doom and gloom. VOTE


As I walked along this Blue just kept his distance, walking away from me as I tried to get closer.



I knew he was going to fly away eventually as I neared and managed to get his backside.

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Reply Rescued a Great Blue Heron (shot) yesterday (Original post)
MichaelSoE Sep 18 OP
flamin lib Sep 18 #1
MichaelSoE Sep 18 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 18 #2
niyad Sep 18 #3
sure why not Sep 18 #5
CrispyQ Sep 18 #6
CrispyQ Sep 18 #7

Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:22 AM

1. I don't know why but Blues are much more timid than

Great Whites. In my Kayak I can't get within 75 yards of a Blue but Whites will join me on the fishing dock.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. Really ... go figure

Kinda' like trying to get close to a seagull but as soon as the bait comes out it's feeding time and they are like gnats

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:46 AM

2. Thanks for persisting, Michael! These are lovely. n/t

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:33 AM

3. Such a gorgeous being. Thank you!

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 10:57 AM

5. Lovely!

I lived on Clear Lake, CA for 10 years & my hobby was taking pics of all the wonderful bird life.
I wish I could share them with you, but I don't know how to put them up/
Any suggestions?

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Response to sure why not (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 12:15 PM

6. You need to upload your pic files to an online location.

If you have a Dropbox or Google account, you can upload your files there. Then you copy the URL of the image & paste it in your response on DU. Google "how to share photos online" for better instructions.

I love birds and would love to see your pics.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 12:16 PM

7. What a treat for you!

We used to see them all the time, but not so much anymore.

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