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|We saw some wildlife this weekend, and not just dead ones at the side of the road. It rained hard all day Saturday, but it did stop for 20 minutes; just long enough to go for a quick boat ride and to take this. Regardless of the rain, we still had a blast. We went out in the boat, in the canoe, for a swim, I lazed around on the front porch for hours, reading my book and listening to the rain. We drank, played games, and marc bbq'd the best ribs ever. There was a lot of pork and pork by-products this weekend - it was PORK-tastic! Although I am happy to be back to my yogurt and granola, salad diet this week.
I was too tired to process this pic last night, so lets just pretend that the green isn't so contrasty, it's cropped a bit differently and I managed to capture the tip of it's toes in this shot. Shooting from a moving boat is a little tricky. I might attempt to redo this photo tonight.
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that's awesome, i saw one of those birds last night in the old port when i was walking around taking photos. Nice timing.
Posted by: brian on 06.05.06
Toes schmoes! I've tried so many times to photograph cranes and they always fly right out of my frame before I click, and even if they didn't move, they would have been specks because they were so far. Great shot!
Posted by: Anne on 06.05.06
Great capture! I have yet to successfully take a photo of a bird in flight.
Posted by: Joan on 06.05.06
Nice! Great detail on the heron.
I haven't had much success photographing any bird that moves even slightly more than packaged chicken breast ;)
Posted by: Gerald on 06.05.06
Well...I bet the guy driving the boat had a lot to do with how well this shot turned
out. The quality of the pic makes me believe that photogapher is probably quite
demanding. She most likely told the driver to stop, turn around, stop again, turn
around a second time, backup, move closer, etc...all for the perfect angle. He
must've been patient, probably handsome too. So here's a shoutout to all the
photoblogger assistants out there... it can be a tough job.
Posted by: chet on 06.05.06
Yes, my boat driver was very handsome, and although he has no understanding of my
photography obsession, and wouldn't let me take pictures at the dump, he can cook
some pretty darn good ribs and that makes up for it all.
Posted by: christina on 06.05.06
yup those ribs were pretty darn tasty.
Posted by: phil on 06.05.06
Not only is it tricky to catch a bird in flight on a moving boat, but the timing is great--just before the heron has completely folded his head into his body. Reminds me of this one: http://www.photoflavor.com/index.php?id=405. Great colors even without the processing.
Posted by: ae on 06.05.06
Posted by: Janet on 06.06.06
I want this shot! A heron flew by me last year at the cottage and I didn't manage to get any shots of it. They are just amazing eh?! I was canoeing along and we just heard a very quiet wooshing in the air and there it was, flying next to us. Great shot. What lens was this taken with?
Posted by: steve on 06.07.06
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