The south end of a northbound bird

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the title of this blog post, it had to be done. :-)  This is actually an image of what I believe is a Blue Heron taking off from Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA.  The reason I say that I believe that this is a Blue Heron is that I really don’t know all that much about birds.  I am starting to discover though that I enjoy making images of birds, which means of course that I will need to learn a little more about them.

About this image, we decided to get a little exercise this last weekend and took a walk around Capitol Lake.  I also wanted to take the D600 our with the Nikon 80-200 2.8 and she how they get along with each other.  I shot this wide open at 2.8, and while I would normally not do that because of the the shallow DOF, I wanted to push the combo to their limits.  This image is a result of that testing and I have to say that I am quite pleased with the outcome.

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  1. By Blue Heron Standing Guard on February 4, 2013 at 7:56 am

    […] a matter of opportunity when I was out shooting other things.  I posted an image recently of a Blue Heron taking flight over Capitol Lake here in Olympia, and it was one of those shots, it just sort of happened when I was out shooting […]

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