Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Green Heron...

Today's post and the next few days will be short, I have not been able to get online with my laptop. It has also given me fits in other ways, vista sucks and I am thinking the whole thing would make a better wheel chock than anything else.

This little bird is a Green Heron, he was photographed in a manner that I am not accustomed to, with the SB-800 flash used as a fill in. This photo was taken at Merritt Island along Blackpoint Drive. My flash photography lacks and it is time to use it more and get some skills. One day last week I had the opportunity to shoot from dark to dark with Klaus at the Viera Wetlands and Merritt Island. For the regular blogger's you already know Klaus from Sky Watch Friday and his site that always features great Florida bird photographs. For those of you not familiars with him follow the link to the left to view his photographs or click here http://virtua-gallery.com/wp/ .

Thankfully Klaus spotted this little fellow or I may have missed him and without him to identify all the different types I would be spending days searching the net trying too identify the different species. Follow this link to learn more about the Green Heron http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Green_Heron_dtl.html

Thanks again Klaus for the invite, knowledge and great day of filling memory cards.


Coca Cutie said...

Awesome photo Bradley!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Klaus is an awesome photographer and blogger as well a fine fellow. Glad you had the opportunity to be able travel to FL, photograph with Kluas take in Daytona and capture some images. Safe Travels.

nessabates said...

Great shot! I used to live in Daytona Beach. A beautiful place to be!

Merisi said...

I LOVE this picture,
the bird, the colors, the movements of the water, brilliant shot!

Salty said...

Excellent Brad! The detail is terrific and the image tack sharp.

I can see I need to consider including my flash on some of my outdoor endeavors.

kjpweb said...

Cool! Turned out great! One of my favorite Birds - and sure one of the prettiest Herons out there.
Cheers, Klaus

Leedra said...

I have learned the flash can make more detail for the eyes and the feathers. Awesome photo.

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