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Heron Wading

Heron Wading
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D ED VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-28 8:38
Viewed: 3654
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm posting this since its the first time I've seen a heron wading deep in water while fishing. Normally they seem to stand ona rock or other dry area. This was taken at the the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Despite the relatively warm day we had, most of the birds seemed to have left for the winter!

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 27,000 acres on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore and has been designated a "Wetlands of International Importance" by the Ramsar Convention.

As a major stop on the Atlantic Flyway, Blackwater is a vital haven for waterfowl, as well as a sanctuary for the threatened American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, and the recently delisted peregrine falcon.

Taker a look at the "Friends of Blackwater" site for webcam views of bald eagles and ospreys nesting.
( http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/ )

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hi eric,
nice capture,
looks like the bird is waiting for a feed,
well composed,
reflection on water balances the composition,
tfs & regards

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