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Aberdare Heron


Posted by david fletcher on Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:38 pm

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Heron taken in the Aberdares, Kenya.   Nikon d300 and 500 AF-S at 1/1600 F5.6.  ISO 400.  Hide, with bean bag. No cloning to remove reeds as feel they are an integral part of the environment. 

Link to high rez  HERE

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by ken archer on Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:22 pm
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Pretty cool capture of this guy preening David! At first I thought he was in hunting mode. I like the supporting habitat too.
 

by david fletcher on Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:51 pm
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ken archer wrote:
Pretty cool capture of this guy preening David!  At first I thought he was in hunting mode. I like the supporting habitat too.



LOl.  They love to preen Ken.  Hunting mode did happen later...(I am a funny old english dude that might take an image and then think to show some years on... I enjoyed the moment... ok to share a bit later..  NSN has probably got used to that, Lol...).  By the way, have   enjoyed your images Ken on your site.  Top drawer.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:09 pm
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ken archer wrote:
Pretty cool capture of this guy preening David!  At first I thought he was in hunting mode. I like the supporting habitat too.



I thought exactly the same, until I realised how the head was turned to preen under the wing!  Nicely spotted and captured, Dave!

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by peter makuch on Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:44 pm
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leaving it as natural looking as possible always makes it more of an appeal image and the shot speaks for itself, nice work DAVID.
 

by Nate Chappell on Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:31 pm
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That's a really cool pose you captured nicely David!
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by Karl Egressy on Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:28 pm
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Great image, very interesting pose captured, David. The wing feather detail is great.
 

by Jakejacoby on Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:38 pm
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Very cool pose and great background and habitat. Nicely done David.
 

by Yun Gao on Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:09 pm
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Very interesting David! I like the sharp eye and wing feathers in the larger view.
 

by gregc on Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:26 pm
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Nice preening action. The curves of the reeds work nicely with the curve of the wing.
 

by paul fletcher on Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:21 pm
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Certainly, a very unique and enjoyable pose, captured here. Excellent feather detail shown, as well, David.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:36 am
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by Mary Brun on Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:44 pm
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Certainly, a very unique and enjoyable pose, captured here. Excellent feather detail shown, as well, David.

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