Nesting Great Blue Herons

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On my last day of Christmas break, Dyeyo and I went to Viera Wetlands.  The highlight of the morning were a couple of nesting pairs of Great Blue Herons.  They brought sticks in to their nests, gave us courtship shots, and then initiated the egg-making process.

I was using my new 1D and having fun playing with the focus.  it is so accurate and fast, but it doesn’t have the zones that I’m used to on my 7D, so you have to be very precise in keeping the focus point on the bird’s neck or head.  The birds gave me very predictable flight shot opportunities as they brought in their sticks.  They are so gentle as the fly-in bird hands the stick off to the other bird and they both place it down in the nest.

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