Little Green Herons :>)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gale, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well I guess duck and Little green Herons were the birds of the day. Well got some GBH's to. :>)))

    Got an itch, scratch it !!! lolool
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    Then sit pretty.
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    Thanks for looking....
     
  2. Did you get these at the Viera Wetlands? I still have to run into these little fellas
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Warren,

    Yes the Viera Wetlands it is.
    Last weekend...

    This one is a real poser. He has been around for awhile. He is not as spooked as the rest of them.
     
  4. I have to get myself over there and maybe great captures await me.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Warren,

    Just all the birds you like are there just waiting for you :>)))
     
  6. Thanks for sharing. I don't think there are any of these up here - the colours are impressive.
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank you Christian,

    The light seemed just right for him today. In the morning. I am suprised it turned out so well, they do blend in with the back ground so well. Same colors.

    This is just about right out of the camera. Bit of saturation and hardly sharpened. In camera sharpening set to low.
    Taken with 80-400 VR ,Kinko Pro 300 1.4 TC, manual, 1/400 at 5.6. 360 mm.. Don't know what that translates to with the tc on. :>))

    A bit of usm in the yellow and red is about all.
     
  8. Many thanks for all the details. If i'm not mistaken, the 35 mm equivalent of your setting is of a rounded 750 mm. That's a lot of magnifying power.
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great captures, Gale. I wish that the background wasn't so green so the Heron's colors popped out a bit more, but the DOF makes the background colors look pretty darned nice. The brown chest feathers are beautiful. Nice shooting..................
     
  10. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Those are fantastic photos Gale.. Thanks for sharing
     
  11. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Frank,

    We have just had tons of rain here. 14 inches over for June started it off. Then the Tropical storms going by dropped a lot of rain as well.. So that is keeping the foliage quite green for sure.

    This was 9 in the morning.looking west, sun in the right place for a change , or was it the bird in right place. :>)))

    Thank you very much.

    As a couple months go by now the green will tame down.

    Although I guess it does enhance the birds color.
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank you much Dave,

    Was nice to come home with some great images this past weekend. Missed some I would really liked to have had.

    But one bird at t time I guess. The litle devils love to get where they are back lit to often.

    Harry calls the birds EVIL .They do it on purpose :>)))

    Great time.. I really enjoyed it.
     
  13. Great job chicky poo.............LOL......... Luv the saturation of colors with these little birds. I see they didnt overly co-operate facing the other direction. Nicely done Gale, proud of you!
     
  14. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    good ones Gale
     
  15. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Nice shots, Gale. You are lucky if you have one of these little green jobs who isn't spooked too easily. Keep after him/her and eventually you will get a classic pose. I love the scratchin' action, and the saturated colors in both.

    Gordon
     
  16. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank You Keith,

    Have several shots of this guy, was had to decide what to post. I like the feathers on the head puffed up and the scratching. Like to have a bit of action if I can catch it.

    Thanks for the kind words :>))
     
  17. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Harry I think you have this one trained well to. :>))

    You did a good job on the line up of characters for the weekend ....They performed pretty well.

    Except the elusive, to me, EAGLE..

    But I will get a good one of him this year. :>)))

    Thanks
     
  18. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Gordon,

    I am happy to get any pose sharp and in good focus and light :>))) hahahhaha

    I don't go out shooting to often. Thats the problem I guess.

    (Now no swiping the Greenie next time you visit.) Hope to see ya soon.

    Thank you for looking and your kind words.
     
  19. Gale, these are really nice Greenie shots!! Can't wait to get back over there.
     
  20. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thanks Kevin,

    Hope you get back over soon !!!!!!

    Always great for the bunch to get together.
     
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