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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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1/20 second
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400 mm
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Jan 5, 2012, 7:41:28 AM
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Green goblin by PeterJCoskun Green goblin by PeterJCoskun
No, not like the one from the spiderman series. Although, I'm sure it could qualify as a character. Every time I visit this location, I have seen a green heron in this exact spot. This particular morning while walking to the small clearing I had already heard the creeping sounds of the bird. When I arrived at my spot, the heron was standing along the edge of the pond as fog lifted off the water. It was a surreal sight and almost made me feel like I went back in time when the dinosaurs roamed. I set the camera on the tripod and photographed the bird at a distance. After a few minutes, the bird flew towards me, and onto this small island. This is a full frame image with no cropping done. The nice thing about these birds when they hunt is that they stand perfectly still until they find something of interest. At only 1/20th of a second, the use of a tripod was a must to freeze the bird and capture the detail. The bird allowed me a fair amount of time to photograph until it went in search of breakfast. These are the types of moments that pay off when you are patient enough in the field. I could have easily missed this shot had I not waited to see what would happen.

Green heron- Gilbert, Arizona

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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

This work is featured on
The Under-appreciated of January 2012 - part 1


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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you I appreciate it!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a perfect shot! And a great text to read, too!
Animal photography needs a lot of patience... and luck, as it seems!
I envy you for this wonderful moment. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thanks, it's more patience than it is luck.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Mogrianne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful detail of this beautiful bird :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you!
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Mogrianne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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