Monday, January 12, 2015

Feathered Beauty


Yesterday was one of those dull dark grey winter days - but we needed some fresh air so we didn't let that stop us from going for a walk.



We spotted this heron fishing off a log.  I used the sports setting on my Rebel T3i camera to get these shots.  I so love that camera - one of the best things I ever spent good money on.  I have taken several thousand photos since purchasing it almost four years ago and have taken it to three different countries.  These pictures were taken with my telephoto lens that I paid extra for - a smart choice at the time.  He looks like he is going off on a grand flight but really only went 3 feet and started fishing from the water.  I never get tired of nature.







21 comments:

  1. I LOVE the last picture especially! I have the Rebel XS, but it is pretty limited. I have thought about upgrading. Never tire of nature myself.

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    1. I love my camera - that and my phone with my laptop - 3 physical things that I have great attachment too. I would highly recommend the rebel. If you want to do distance photography though it would be good to buy a separate lens for that.

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  2. A heron is one of my favourite things to spot on a walk. They seem so serene-until they see food. What a pain with the boil water. We have a well and treatment system but if the power goes off then no pump to get the water. I've got several water jugs I refill regularly to keep the water fresh. Blue sky today on this side of the strait, hope the same for you.

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    1. We did have a couple of sunny days this week - so nice to see in the winter time. I ended up buying a 7.5 litre container that people normally used for bottled water - it is working much better.

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  3. My favourite bird. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing.
    Joy

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    1. I am a sucker for any birds but herons are one of my favorites too!

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  4. What incredible photos, he looks like he's dancing. You might have a fancy pants camera but you also need a great eye to take good photos and you really do! x

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    1. Thanks Vix! They have a very large wing span so they tend to swoop and glide. It was interesting to see how he had to fly to go 2 feet into the water to go fishing.

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  5. Gorgeous picture - especially the last one!

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  6. Oh my goodness! These are fabulous photos! That last one is super!

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  7. You have a great camera but you have an eye for photography. I hope that you have a wonderful 2015!

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  8. I agree with Vix - goodt camera, right time, right place, good eye and good photographer. I think it really takes all that to get those kinds of shots. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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  9. Breathtaking! Against that grey background - WOW!! Great shots!!

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    1. Thanks Jane! The water was so grey because of how grey the sky was. I wonder what the pictures would have turned out like if it was sunny lol.

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