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BCRose
07-21-2010, 01:11 AM
Hi everyone, First post.

http://kootenay.smugmug.com/People/Web-Forums/heron55/556069850_5HQSv-M.jpg

Iguanasan
07-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Wow! (Mouth hangs open and Iguanasan is speachless...)

Uh, er, welcome to the forum. First post, eh? Well, it's a very beautiful first post. I hope you enjoy your stay with us. I know I'm already enjoying it. :)

casil403
07-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Iggy I will pick your jaw off the floor if you pick up mine. :laughing:

Holy :eek: Excellent photo! These guys are so painfully shy that I appreciate how great of capture this is. You nailed the movement perfectly.
Very, very well done! :highfive:
PS....welcome. :)

BCRose
07-21-2010, 09:17 AM
Thanks!
I of course used one of my favorites for my first post :)

Look forward to participating!

Mad Aussie
07-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Very nice shot indeed! Great timing.

JAS_Photo
07-21-2010, 06:18 PM
Very nice! not just the heron but the irises and reflection in the river. Beautiful colour palette too!

Lovin
07-21-2010, 06:31 PM
Casil, I'll pick yours if somebody can pick mine :)

Beautiful timing, perfect sharpness and everything else is so well done.

Bambi
07-21-2010, 07:59 PM
my jaw is hanging too!
welcome to the forum. I am looking forward to seeing more.

Just out of curiousity: were you in the reeds as well? I am picturing you in rubber boots with reeds glued to a hat gliding through the swamp :laughing:

BCRose
07-21-2010, 08:33 PM
my jaw is hanging too!
welcome to the forum. I am looking forward to seeing more.

Just out of curiousity: were you in the reeds as well? I am picturing you in rubber boots with reeds glued to a hat gliding through the swamp :laughing:

Close, I was in a canoe :)

Matt K.
07-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Very nice! not just the heron but the irises and reflection in the river. Beautiful colour palette too!

I,m with JAS on this one. love it, super capture ... in a canoe and there are no ripples in the water? You must have been sitting wewwy wewwy qwiet ....

BCRose
07-21-2010, 10:32 PM
I,m with JAS on this one. love it, super capture ... in a canoe and there are no ripples in the water? You must have been sitting wewwy wewwy qwiet ....


I was actually drifting slowly towards it, I shot this with only the 70-200 on an FX body so I had to get in fairly close.

Just a note on the Iris's...they are considered an invasive species here and we are encouraged to tear them out! Apparently they have very wide stems at the bottom making it difficult for tiny creatures to get past and make them easy prey. Unlike the native cat-tails they can wiggle through.

Hillbillygirl
07-23-2010, 07:19 AM
Beautiful capture BCRose. Very sharp and natural setting.
Makes sense with the Irises. Are they getting out of control in some areas, or is this just a problem in its infancy, as of yet?

BCRose
07-23-2010, 09:08 AM
Beautiful capture BCRose. Very sharp and natural setting.
Makes sense with the Irises. Are they getting out of control in some areas, or is this just a problem in its infancy, as of yet?

I believe it is a fairly new issue. I do not seem these in abundance.