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    I received a call from Artie on Wednesday giving me a heads up that a pair of Great Blue Herons were building a nest at Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida. I could not go on Wednesday or Thursday, Thanksgiving Day but I did go on Friday and Saturday mornings. Watching them from afar and photographing the happenings was quite wonderful. The position of the nest was in the open at the top of a Bald Cypress tree with a good angle to early morning light. The following images are from Saturday morning. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 500mm F/5.6 VR AF-S ED PF, camera and lens supported by a Oben monopod with a Wimberly MonoGimbal Head
    1/1600-1/2500 F/5.6 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 250-900 Auto 1 WB
    Post processed in Lightroom Classic. Photoshop CC 2021 and Neat Image for noise reduction when needed
    Images cropped 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

    "Sometimes I do get to places just as God is ready to have somebody click the shutter"... Ansel Adams

    www.amazinglight.smugmug.com

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