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A pair of Great Blue Heron's building a nest.
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This romantic photo has been featured here: [link]
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Amazing!
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Leocervas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Cool!!!:aww:
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What an incredible and special sighting! Incredible photograph.
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guins-1759 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
stunning capture :)
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LadyCarnal Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
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wonenownlee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What an awesome catch, I love it!!!!
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kbaraniak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this photo in my news called "Wonderful world of animals" [link] I hope you like it :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!
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kbaraniak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hey, I featured this photo here: [link] :) :clap:
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Thanks so much!
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ILTBY Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured here :) - [link]

:wave: :dance:

:bulletblue:Josie.
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steelangel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
such beautiful and graceful birds - but dang they have loud offspring - when multiple nests ...
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photom17 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
wonderful capture :clap: . . . herons are one of my favorite birds :heart:
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georgia-conroy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Do you have any images of the nest? :) the herons are stunning!
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I do have some photographs of the entire nest, but those images aren't what I consider as technically pleasing. ;) They work for quite a while to move a big pile of sticks up into a small tree. It's really fun to watch them build the nest. The female waits for the male to bring in suitable twigs and then she tenderly tries a bunch of locations...moving the stick here and there as she gets it just right! Not an easy task with big sticks when you don't have any hands.
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georgia-conroy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Aye it is an interesting thing to see, in the city and also in the country :)
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Deliciaa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Nice details and excellent focus!! Superb capture
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture - nest building is such a wonderful treat to watch with herons, such a shared activity (I love it when a male brings a lousy branch, just to see the female's reaction as she tosses it off the edge of the nest!)
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Morpher-inc Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo!
With what lens is this shot?
Actually I'm more interested is it a crop from the original or is it original size :)
And where is it shot? In a zoo or in the wilderness?
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juddpatterson Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
This was taken with a 500mm f/4 lens (and 1.4x TC) on a 5D. It is a bit of a crop, but I knew I could do that with the 5D. It was taken at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Palm Beach County, Florida. Several herons nest out in the restored wetland every year...I caught a nice moment last year and hope to return soon to see what they are doing this year!
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Morpher-inc Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
Thank you for the fast reply and for the information! Good luck with the herons!
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