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The Artistic Dancing Heron & Eagles ---- (11)

Hello Photo Friends

On Veteranís Day, I went to see the eagles. I talked to some old friends and met some new friends, which is always fun. But overall, it was not a good day.

Parking was pretty full. Thatís crazy. We were lucky to find a spot when someone was pulling out. Interestingly enough, it was not really packed with photographers so I donít understand it. People ignored the handicapped parking signs and got ticketed. Another parked up on the curb and got a ticket. So fair warning if you park illegally, expect a ticket.

The difference I see from this year to previous years is that there was not lots of big lenses out but a lot of people walking around with pocket cameras. I didnít understand why parking was so full but not all that many big lenses out but I think itís the people walking around with iPhones and point and shoot cameras.

You canít do anything about the weather. It was supposed to be partly cloudy. Instead it was foggy. Anyone who has been here knows the fog at dawn tends to burn off by mid-morning. Not today. It did leave about 1 Ė 1:30 PM leaving little time before losing the light.

Lots of fog with a long lens is not a good combination. As you all know, once you get out over 1,000 mm, the junk in the air just gets magnified making things worse . It can be bad on clear days. On foggy days itís just ridiculous. I know you can make some adjustments in post but junk is junk and the longer you are, the more junk gets blown up. So not a good day. Enough in my soup.

Oh, and there was a lot trash floating down the river, lots of logs and junk. Whatís with that?

Too many people, no place to park, few eagles, soupy skies, wasted hand warmers, poor me Ö So I got what I got.

Pix 1
This is to give some perspective of distance and soupy skies. Those are blurry pigeons in the background. Despite the distance, the lack of detail in the eagle is one reason I hate fog.

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-M8JjpW6/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2013-06-52_78V1403.jpg

Pix 2
This photo can give you a prospective of how far away the Eagles are, and this is cropped quite a bit.

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-5TzjfLX/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2013-06-51_78V1402.jpg

Pix 3
An Artistic Dancing Great Blue Heron

A big crop on all my three Herons captures!
I think they came out like a painting. But no photoshop filters were used. I donít even own photoshop.

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-fhx6T8m/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2013-19-47_78V1449.jpg

Pix 4
I just love showing off to you all here!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-SVs2Tkt/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2013-19-48_78V1450.jpg

Pix 5
See you all later! I enjoyed dancing for you all!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-t65rR2W/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2011-29-56_78V1290.jpg

Pix 6
Cormorants can also have fun at The Pond splashing about! You know things are slow when the photographers are taking pictures of Cormorants.

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-6Ts86rn/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2010-04-42_78V1005.jpg

Pix 7
Bald Eagle Ė Wings down, during foggy gray skies!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-crPFVMr/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2010-37-28_78V1247.jpg

Pix 8
Bald Eagle Ė Wings up, during foggy gray skies!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-SsCxRjF/0/O/2014-11-11%20at%2010-37-28_78V1244.jpg



My last three captures were taken on clear days!

Pix 9
Bald Eagle Fishing

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-VMXFX5Z/0/O/2014-11-08%20at%2013-09-35_78V0466.jpg

Pix 10
Bald Eagle enjoying the autumn foliage as he flies home to have the wife fry up his catch!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-cMVZ43F/0/O/2014-11-08%20at%2014-19-18_78V0615.jpg

Pix 11
Immature Bald Eagle Looking For Lunch!

http://beebalm.smugmug.com/Artistic-Dancing-Heron-and/i-4PTRGvZ/0/O/2014-11-08%20at%2010-39-36_78V0274.jpg

Thank you all for visiting my thread!
I hope you enjoyed it!

BeeBalm



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Nov 12, 2014 at 04:15 PM
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I like the moodiness in the first shot. Nice set BB.


Nov 12, 2014 at 05:08 PM
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The Heron is really fine BB!
Douglas



Nov 12, 2014 at 07:07 PM
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The first is a very phice photo BB. Weather like today's is great for fall color photos.

Morris



Nov 12, 2014 at 08:27 PM
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Nicely done in bad weather BB. The GBH stands out ~ Ron


Nov 12, 2014 at 09:22 PM
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KCollett wrote:
I like the moodiness in the first shot. Nice set BB.


Thanks Ken really appreciate it
Enjoy your day!
BeeBalm



Nov 13, 2014 at 08:49 AM
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Always a pleasure to say hi BB at the pond. Nice collection and TFS.

Ted



Nov 13, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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douter wrote:
The Heron is really fine BB!
Douglas


Awe thanks so very much Douglas
I am glad you like my dancing herons!
BeeBalm



Nov 13, 2014 at 02:21 PM
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I like the lighting and mood. But know it isn't very good for action shots. One for me.


Nov 13, 2014 at 03:07 PM
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morris wrote:
The first is a very phice photo BB. Weather like today's is great for fall color photos.

Morris


Thanks Morris for dropping by
BeeBalm



Nov 14, 2014 at 05:54 AM
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You did well BB under the circumstances.


Nov 14, 2014 at 07:19 AM
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Hi BB, sorry to hear of the bad conditions. Hope it gets better soon. That was a holiday, so I think the day was busier than a usual week day. Nice eagles.


Nov 14, 2014 at 08:21 AM
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Yup, it is all about the light.
Hi, BB> Considering the lighting conditions you did very good on these. Fog sometimes can add mood to a shot like in your first shot, but they are all fine captures
Socrate



Nov 14, 2014 at 09:35 AM
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Hey, Bee. Sorry about the conditions. But, you did come away with some great keepers. The last two, and the heron shots are my top picks. Don't think I'll be getting up there this year. Will keep my fingers crossed for next year.

Ed



Nov 14, 2014 at 03:48 PM
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surfnron wrote:
Nicely done in bad weather BB. The GBH stands out ~ Ron


Thanks so much Ron I am super glad you enjoyed my artistic Herons
BeeBalm



Nov 15, 2014 at 09:16 AM
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Very nice. Hard to pick a favorite. I do especially like the fall foliage one though.


Nov 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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another nice set BB


Nov 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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Nice set BB !

Birdie



Nov 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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It sounds like a very challenging day BB. You still came away with some keepers and well done for that
David



Nov 16, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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Ted ellis wrote:
Always a pleasure to say hi BB at the pond. Nice collection and TFS.

Ted


Awe you are too sweet Ted
It is always nice seeing you at The Pond.
Thanks for your kind reply
BeeBalm



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