Green Heron and a frog

Discussion in 'Merritt Island I' started by HarryB, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Holy cow Harry!! This retirement in Florida thing is going way too well for you. You need to come up here a suffer just a little.... :D

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  3. Another teaser

    I will never look at frog legs in the same way again, fantastic look at the color on that heron... counting down the hours heck with the days.
     
  4. These herons are glutenous birds. Well done Harry.
     
  5. Very impressive work, Harry! What lens did you use?
     
  6. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Frank,

    I done my time 55 years in NYC and 2 years in Vietnam. Now I have some fun. :lol: But I still have sympathy for all those poor folks who have to get up every long day and work. :p
     
  7. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Re: Another teaser

    Thanks Mike. Boy its just about here. I can't wait!
     
  8. Hi Harry,

    Very nice captures and great action sequence.

    I don't know if yuu were a soldier serving in Vietnam bit if you were, thank you for helping us south Vietnameses fighting for freedom.

    55 years in NYC, you must be a tough jungle fighter :D

    Regards.
     
  9. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Gordon,

    The herons have only two goals in life eating and mating. The eating take sup most of their time. Thanks for the kind words.
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Way to go Harry !!!

    Thats to cool. Kinda gross, but hey they have to eat. That looks like a good size frog. One leg hanging out of it mouth. :>))

    See ya in a few days. going to be fun.

    Cheers Pal
    Gale
     
  11. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Frank,

    Thank you. I used my 80-400VR for those pics. I find the 80-400 to the best fit for the Wetlands because the birds are sometimes fairly close to you an dyou don't have time to change lenses.
     
  12. CraigH.

    CraigH.

    354
    Feb 1, 2005
    Northen NJ
    Wow! well done Harry.
     
  13. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thank you Dao, glad you liked the pics.

    I was in Vietnam from 68-70. I spent the first year in Dau Tieng in Tay Ninh province and the second year in Ninh Hoa a small village about an hour north of Nha Trang.
     
  14. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    HarryB,

    First, thank you for your service to our country. I appreciate it very much.

    Second, awesome Green Heron shots. I've never seen one eat a frog before.

    Thanks for sharing,
     
  15. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Gale,

    Herons will never be known for their table manners.

    Can't wait for the shoot. We will have to show these folks the ins and outs of the Wetlands. Don't want to have anyone stepping on a gator.

    Harry
     
  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Craig. Most of the credit has to go to my model.
     
  17. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thank you very much Patrick.

    I'm lucky having such easy access to the Wetlands so I get to see a lot of their behavior.
     
  18. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Harry,
    Those pictures are amazing :!:

    You work wonders with the 80-400VR lens too. Do you usually use a monopod or tripod or do you do the wetlands handheld? I remember you used a tripod on Sanibel..You never seem to miss no matter how you take the picture...

    Good job and I'll be looking for your pictures from this weekend's big photo shoot.

    Gaye
     
  19. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Gaye,

    Thanks for the kind words. When I shoot in the Wetlands I usually shoot from my car so I'm handholding my camera. I use my tripod or monopod more at other locations.

    Right now I got around 1200 pics to process from this weekend so far (some of us are shooting tomorrow morning). I should have some pics to post soon.
     
  20. Ouch - That's gotta hurt. Great sequence!
     
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