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    I went to Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida early this morning. Overcast, dim light early not really good for clean images. On the way back to the car ths overcast had brightened and I found this Great Blue Heron perched at the lake edge. Sitting in the wet grass I shared a visit with this bird. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED, camera and lens supported by a Oben Monopod, Wimberly MonoGimbal Head and Kirk Tripod Collar
    1/1600 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 900 Auto 1 WB, image captured at 400mm
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    Cropped from 2x3 to 5x7 for composition and presentation

    P.S. Learn more about Lake Morton in the BAA Middle Florida Photography Site Guide that Artie and I co-authored. It is available at this link The BAA Middle of Florida Site Guide
    Joe Przybyla

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    Classic pose Joe, nice details, the clean backdrop adds some nice separation.

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    A nice pose from this great blue. The framing is right on. Nice background as well. Nice detail on the bird.

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    Hi Joe,

    Nice you took some time to sit with this beauty. Like the soft light and the relaxed pose.


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    A good classic pose from this species. A bit of "ghosting" along the top of the head. Perhaps a touch tight above. I think you had room to stop down for the wing, but looks good overall nonetheless, with good details and colours.

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