Great Blue Heron + Bonus beaver

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  1. leighthal

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    I was taking pictures today of this heron. I was in the process of packing up and calling it a day when out popped a beaver. With no time to select settings I threw the half folded tripod into the ditch, grabbed the camera and hoped for the best. Settings were too shallow to get the beaver in focus and the 2 second timer was being cursed. It seems beavers can travel quite far in 2 seconds ;)
    In the end...... it's a shot that almost was.

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    apeture 6.3 400mm 1/350s iso 100
    original is here.... lots of pp due to ill placed foliage...ahem.... ill placed photographer
     
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    Awesome!!! It fills the frame perfectly... A portfolio shot for sure!!
     
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    Sure love the image of the heron! And the swimming beaver adds that little extra bit of interest to the shot. Good reaction time on your part.
     
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    Very cool shot.......:thumbup:

    Not to rain on your parade, or thread title, but beaver are primarily nocturnal, and considerably bulkier........I believe what you have is a muskrat.
     
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    Thank you for the correct identification. As I was reading it I had a DOH moment as you can see a tail. When beavers swim you can't see their tails.

    Thanks all for your comments.
     
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    Very good!
     

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