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      The Heron

      We do most of Brooks field training at a high school that was built across the road from our development. There are massive fields which allow us to set up a lot of different retrieves. There are two very large retention ponds which have a good amount of fish. I won't let the dogs swim in them, as the water is mostly run off, and you can see the scum on the water. Tonight when we arrived there was a heron doing his thing. Of course I didn't have my camera with me, but when we were finished training I went home dropped Brooks and DW off, grabbed my camera and headed back. Fortunately he was still there, unfortunately I had lost the good light that was there earlier, making it a lot tougher to shoot.

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      Those are still good shots. Nice to see that, isn't it?

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      Great photos. Those birds are huge, or they can be. I see them once in a while near this small lake and if they startle and fly away before you realize you're near them, that can be scary!

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      I like the last photo the best.��

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      Great pictures! When I lived in Savannah we called them "long legged dudes".
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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      Great photos. Those birds are huge, or they can be. I see them once in a while near this small lake and if they startle and fly away before you realize you're near them, that can be scary!
      You really can't appreciate how big they are until you see one take off from a close distance, I swear his wingspan looked to be 8'. I was actually pretty surprised he let me get as close as I did.

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      The next to last picture looks like it could be on an ancient Japanese screen. And I think the subdued lighting is just perfect.

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      Occasionally one visits the shallow pond at the back of my employer's property. I enjoy watching them fly, wings slowly powering, neck and legs stretched out.

      Good photos, thanks for sharing.
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