On the lookout

On the lookout

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I spotted this splendid chap amongst the statues in a small sculpture park in Twickenham. Luckily I had a 200mm lens tucked into my backpack
17/01/2011 - 18:13matwhittington
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/200
Aperturef/4
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length200mm
Views/Likes74/0
TagsHeron

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 18:40
Lovely and sharp, how far away were you? These are very difficult to get within 100 yards of normally.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 18:54
Sharp good
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 19:12
Nice shot Mat, lucky you, as Steve said they are very difficult to get close to, well done.
Regards John/Jumbo

tomkeet

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 19:30
Beautiful sharp shot, lovely capture Mat.
Regards
Tom

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 19:55
What a shot, Mat. A real classic.
Best wishes,

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john941

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 20:24
Well spotted and a excellent shot.

matwhittington

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 20:42
Thanks all. I was amazed to be honest. Rarely got so close to a Heron. This was probably about 4 or 5 metres away I guess. Maybe a little more, and in a bit of an elevated position rather than wading in the edge of a the river. Seemed very unfazed by my presence, and even stayed perched long enough for me to swap lenses on my camera and get a handful of shots.

Regards
Mat W

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Cliff-P

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 21:22
Good shot with great detail, well captured Matt.
Cliff.




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szgabor

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 06:33
Nice sharp shot. I like its colours and framing.
Regards,
Gábor
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nonur

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 13:40
I like its standing there like an old wise man in a cloak. So sharp and beautiful.
Regards,
Nezih

JudithAnn

Link Posted 19/01/2011 - 05:07
Awww Matt...I simlpy love your photography!
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