GBH, when a 400mm lens is too long ! (pics)

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leopold
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GBH, when a 400mm lens is too long ! (pics)
Jul 28, 2013

Well, here Great Blue Herons are difficult to get close, but once in awhile you encounter a very cooperative one.

At first it flew away because i didn't saw him, but he came back close to me at around 11 Meters. I was able to get close-up of him. I was positioned that some high vegetation was blocking my view on the bottom, left and right side of the GBH, so i couldn't move to change my view.

Here is a shot from where he flew back to where i was, all taken with my 7D and 400mm/5.6L.

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In reply to leopold, Jul 28, 2013

some good looks this  big impressive bird. usually lucky to get close enough for any decent shot myself, i did have the one time 300mm was too much.

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Nice shots
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In reply to olmail, Jul 28, 2013

olmail wrote:

some good looks this big impressive bird. usually lucky to get close enough for any decent shot myself, i did have the one time 300mm was too much.

Hi,

some years ago i met a GBH that let me really close with my 300mm lens.

Thanks for looking.

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Thank you Tony(nt)
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In reply to leopold, Jul 29, 2013

leopold wrote:

olmail wrote:

some good looks this big impressive bird. usually lucky to get close enough for any decent shot myself, i did have the one time 300mm was too much.

Hi,

some years ago i met a GBH that let me really close with my 300mm lens.

Thanks for looking.

Up here in Alaska, the GBH are quite shy and difficult to approach.  But a couple of years ago I visited Tampa, Florida, and was amazed at how habituated the GBH are there.  They just stroll along the beach with everyone else.

These were shot with my 70-200 f/4L IS:

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Great shots!

Maybe GBH are shy in Alaska but you sure have very tame Grizzly Bears

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Re: GBH, when a 400mm lens is too long ! (pics)
In reply to leopold, Jul 29, 2013

o' common leopold, no frog shot?

cheerz.

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In reply to rebel99, Jul 29, 2013

rebel99 wrote:

o' common leopold, no frog shot?

cheerz.

You can't see the Frog because it's in the GBH stomach

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