Great Blue Heron

by Bethany Plonski February. 03, 2019 924 views

I don't usually have much luck with birds in flight, but sometimes an opportunity comes along and I have to try anyway. This was a lovely surprise!

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Petr Macek 1 year, 9 months ago

Perfect capture!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Petr Macek 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you! I wish they could all be so lucky! smile

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Pete 1 year, 9 months ago

excellent esp with the back-lighting on the wing

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Pete 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you! I was worried I might lose the detail with that lighting, but the camera is smarter than I am. Saved the day!

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Pete Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

I am sure the camera can't take all the credit

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Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 9 months ago

what a catch! fantastic

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks, Pete! smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

WOW! Phenomenal catch! Bravo!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks, Jay! I'm still shocked that it turned out well considering I was not using optimal settings for movement. smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

My pleasure! There are "rules of thumb" for certain situations', as per manual settings, but to me, every time is slightly different, even if you shoot the exact same scene everyday, it's never the same and, depending on the combination of lighting, perspective, etc, etc....."rules of thumb" "fly out the window"........That's what's so intriguing to me! It's never just "cut & dried".......There's always a bit of "magic" to every situation & circumstance......no????

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

Absolutely! Sometimes I think the more I want a certain shot, the less likely I am to get it. There's something to be said for not getting to attached to outcomes before they happen (and the wonderful gift of being surprised).

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

Amen & Amen! 
That's why I try to always have a camera handy, for such pleasant surprises......right???

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 9 months ago

For sure!

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Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Quite a lovely supprise.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you. Wish this kind of happy accident would happen more often! smile

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Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago

It's a lovely surprise for us too blue heart

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 9 months ago

Glad to hear that. I love to have a place to share happy moments like this!  smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

and so well captured my friend

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Antonio. This one made me really happy!

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

Wonderful shot!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Camellia! smile

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Greg Blaney 1 year, 9 months ago

Great shot, Bethany. I love the light on the wings. I've tried to capture blue herons in flight with little success to I envy your abilities in getting this one. Well done.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Greg Blaney 1 year, 9 months ago

Thank you, Greg. I was so happy with how the lighting came out. The camera caught much more detail than I expected in the wings.

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Björn Roose 1 year, 9 months ago

Well, it might be luck, but it's a great shot smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks! Probably the only time it has ever worked out in my favor to have spooked a bird I was trying to photograph! smile

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