Never met a heron I didn't like

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    paul.busse Guest

    They are not very tasty, though . . .
    paul.busse, Jan 23, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    A heron bit my sister once.

    Well I think we've all done that.
    Annika1980, Jan 23, 2006
  4. Just an overbite? Seriously, I've never been able to get anywhere near
    close enough to one to even contemplate such a thing.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 23, 2006
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    Bigguy Guest

    They were eaten in medieval times - never tried it myself, but I did work
    with a guy who once ate a road killed owl...

    Bigguy, Jan 23, 2006
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    I had a GBH fluy up into my face out of nowhere once when I was taking a
    fish off a hook. I don't think it noticed I was there until it was
    right in front of me; it just saw the fish. If I didn't react, and
    quickly shoo it away, it may have bit me with the fish.
    JPS, Jan 23, 2006
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    JPS Guest

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    I'm still waiting to get that close. All my Bald Eagle shots are from
    at least 1000 feet away. Saturday, I went to a local spot where they
    tend to hang out, and when I arrived, it was a lot darker, colder, and
    windier than I expected, so I wasn't sure if I was going to stay, so I
    left all my gear in my backpack. I saw a Bald Eagle silouetted in a
    tree between me and the brighter part of the sky, and took some scenery
    shots (the horizon towards NYC over the Hudson River was orange, while
    the rest of the sky was dark grey) with a wide len. I looked up at the
    tree again, and the Eagle was gone. I looked around, and realized it
    was only about 150 feet from me coming up from the water with what
    appeared to be a fish (a herring? That's the only fish I can think of
    that would be schooling at the surface in January), and I looked down on
    my 10mm lens and sighed. By the time I changed to my telephoto, the
    Eagle was a silouette in the trees again.

    One of these days, they'll fly or perch closer to me, I hope. They are
    unapproachable at this location; they fly off if anyone comes within
    several hundred feet of them.
    JPS, Jan 23, 2006
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    Time to buy that 24-200 lens (or even a 17-35) or have two backs.
    R. Mark Clayton, Jan 23, 2006
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    JPS Guest

    In message <dr36rr$76o$>,
    The long end of a 24-200 is too short and probably too soft for good
    bird pictures.

    My default for bird pictures is 400mm with a 1.4x converter, for 560mm.
    Normally, I would have set that up at my car before walking over to the
    water. I have taken two DSLRs, too, but if I wear them both they bang
    against each other, and if I leave one in the bag it takes almost as
    long to get it as it does to take change lenses.
    JPS, Jan 23, 2006
  13. On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:13:30 GMT, in
    This was one of those unique opportunities. Crack of dawn, maybe 400 yards
    from the parking lot, walking along the shore of the river at low tide with
    a dog along as well. Looked up and there it was. Shot with 70-200mm f/2.8
    VR and 2x TC at ISO 1600.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 24, 2006
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    cimawr Guest

    Yeah, I realized that *after* I posted, and looked at the picture
    more closely; I'd only taken a quick glance, and didn't catch that the
    neck was folded... Duh. ;-D
    Also very nice! We see Great Blue, Blue, Green, Crested Night (and
    the other similar species whose name is escaping me at the moment), as
    well as the occasional Egret, at the park where I run my dogs.... one
    of these days I'm going to have to pack the long lens along and see if
    I can get some decent shots of them.
    Unfortunately, the year we had Baltimore Orioles nesting in the
    middle of the park, I didn't yet own a long lens.
    cimawr, Jan 24, 2006
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