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Finally I had good luck with GBH

Discussion in 'Birds' started by SamIAM, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Since I do not own very long lenses, my Great Blue Heron photos from far were so so.

    Last Friday, I was lucky to have a GBH close enough to have a blast.

    I took a long walk at Cochran shoals state park but could not see anything worthy. So I was contemplating a trip to Chattahoochee Nature Center where they have some captive Eagles, Vultures and Owls..

    Suddenly I spotted one loner out there:

    I was very excited. I was carrying my D200 and 70-300VR. I took out my SB-800 and mounted it as well. The guy was not bothered, he was trying a thing or two:

    A few missed attempts:

    .. and he blames it on me::tongue:

    Moves to a different spot to try his luck again:

    He got one:

    Managed to hold on:

    Looked like a satisfying smile in his face..


    Thanks for looking. I wanted to share my excitement with you.
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Alright, way to go:>))
    Sure is fun isn't it
    Job well done. Patience paid off in spades
  3. great series, great captions and loads of fun! The first is very very nice especially.
  4. Gale and Dave, Thanks a ton for your encouraging words.
  5. Way to go Sam, Very nice capture
  6. Dave


    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Excellent series Sam...and the story that goes along with it really makes the pictures. That 70-300 is a very handy lens indeed.
  7. Thank you Gary and Dave.
  8. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Way to go Sam! I can tell you it will become addicting if you are not careful.:wink: I too really like the first one.
  9. Andy,
    You are correct. But I guess no HMO approved therapy or medicine is yet available for these addictions. :biggrin:

    Thanks for looking anyway,
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