Tri colored heron

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  1. jack lumber

    jack lumber TPF Noob!

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    Spotted this Tri colored heron on a recent trip to the Yucatan peninsula Mexico. C and C allways welcomed.

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    Taken with a Canon 20D and the 100-400l lens.
     
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    Must have been one hell of a night when he/she came about lol.............


    very cool
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I do like the first shot - good lighting and sharp details over the whole bird - second shot his legs are a little soft ( and cut off at the bottom)
    I say 1 is the strongest shot - but also when shooting wildlife get down low - get your feet wet ;) if you can get a low shot it really helps incrase the interst in a shot
     
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    Nice looking specimen.
     
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    Totaly agree there, unfortunatly the only view I could get was shooting down:x
     
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    Amazing sharpness, color, and detail. Agree with the comment to get down to the animal's eye level, but sometimes you just have to work with what you got. Nice.
     
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    Thanks pugnacious, I only got 4 cuts off before this bird flew the coup, a fleeting moment of a species I may never see again:D.
    Believe me I would have got down low, if the terrain allowed, that and a rather large alligator!
     

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