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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Green Heron Up Close and Personal








Green Herons are not your flamboyant sort. They prefer to skulk in cover then extend their long neck quickly to strike a fish. So when they decide to stand right out in the open in front of birders and photographers on wildlife drive in Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, FL, I consider it my  lucky day. 
Photos taken with the Canon SX 50 HS point and shoot super-zoom. Last photo is not cropped, it's zoomed in at 200x. 
The second photo is cropped, but untouched as to any kind of processing or sharpening, the rest of the photos have minimal done.

4 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I've only seen one of these once, in Disneyland and I didn't have a camera and phone pics were bad!! I got this new camera though and I can't wait to try it out!!

cindyzlogic said...

Lilian, these are fantastic photos!!

Gladys said...

Ok, Lillian, I'm convinced. Just went to B&H and ordered one.

I'm not the photographer that you are but I'm hoping to get decent photo's in spite of myself (smile).

Your photo's are great!

Susan Fritsch said...

These photos are fantastic! So beautiful! The way you capture the bird is just stunning.