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Courtship

Uploaded by: louloubird

Wednesday March 24, 2010

Huntington Beach, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Whew! I just barely got this Great Blue Heron pair in frame ... learning to drive my new rig - Canon EOS 7D & 100-400mm ... feel like I just got my 'learner's permit' ... not sure when I'll be ready for the open road :)

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 7D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

White Point: 0.31, 0.33

Primary Chromaticities: 0.64, 0.33, 0.21, 0.71, 0.15, 0.06

YCbCr Coefficients: 0.30, 0.59, 0.11

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/2500 sec.

FNumber: f/7.1

Exposure Program: Shutter priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 11.38 EV (APEX: 51, 1/2655 sec.)

Aperture: 5.62 EV (f/7.0)

Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 310.0 mm

User Comment:

SubsecTime: 84

SubSecTimeOriginal: 84

SubSecTimeDigitized: 84

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 4896

PixelYDimension: 3456

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5715.55

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 5808.40

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Manual white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gamma: 2.20

GPS tag version: 0x02, 0x02, 0x00, 0x00

InteroperabilityIndex: R03

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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57. MXShutterloon
3:16 AM GMT on March 27, 2010
Outstanding!
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56. RevMac
2:53 AM GMT on March 27, 2010
Fantastic shot full of life - a WU classic my friend.
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55. CarolAnn53
11:07 PM GMT on March 26, 2010
Spectacular shot!
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54. sunsetlvr
4:03 PM GMT on March 26, 2010
BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!! Should be a 20!!
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53. Doesiedoats
4:00 PM GMT on March 26, 2010
Looks to me like you'll be entering Daytona any day now...LOL

Great shot. Congratulations on the AC!
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52. CameraDiva
5:26 AM GMT on March 26, 2010
Excellent!
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51. ajwilson
4:44 AM GMT on March 26, 2010
WOW...I'm truly at a loss for words. This is absolutely a stunning image!
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50. CaGypsy
1:09 AM GMT on March 26, 2010
Absolutely amazing catch!
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49. RobDaHood
1:04 AM GMT on March 26, 2010
Someone emailed this photo to me today.
Had to come and comment on it.
They are my favorite birds...hang out in the back yard.

Your photo is absolutely incredible.

Thank you so much for sharing it!
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48. JasonMac78
11:01 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
Outstanding capture! Congratulations.
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47. CecileWNC
7:34 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
Awesome shot! Congratulations!
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46. SVLover
1:46 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
Just adding my congratulations on your new camera (great choice), and for your AC! Good job!
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45. SunsetFL
1:37 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
OMG - absolutely amazing shot. Youdon;t need a lerner's permit if you are shotting shots like this. WOW WOW
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44. Strumminmysixstring
1:03 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
Truly amazing and how graceful...
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43. queenopearls
12:24 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
Wowzers!
Nat Geo would publish this!!!
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42. Winky1
12:19 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
An outstanding shot, indeed! Great job!
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41. Madermade
12:12 PM GMT on March 25, 2010
There is nothing I can add to what has already been said, except that I agree with them all! An awesome photo and I think you are driving like a pro! Congratulations!
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40. eniko
11:29 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
The very best blue heron photo I have seen.
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39. Calmwinds
11:29 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Breathtaking!
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38. 4esperanza
11:01 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Great shot!
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37. unclemush
9:34 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Great Picture! :)
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36. flowerlady
8:47 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Wow...just wow. FABULOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
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35. dosrios
8:00 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
What fun to see, and you captured it for all of us!
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34. fotomacc
7:39 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
It's all been said. But WOW, congrats, you've got your licence, wunderful, beautiful, fabulous, etc etc etc.......
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33. Idahodiane
4:22 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
WOW!Awsome picture!
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32. louloubird
4:07 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
WOW-WEE thanks so much! I feel very fortunate to get this shot as it happened in an instant & I was actually focused on something else at the time ... the 7D shoots 8 frames per second & I've got 7 other shots with just partial wings & feet to prove it :)
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31. funhawg
3:36 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Great Shot Cindy!
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30. SharAZ
3:16 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Ab-so-lute-ly WonderFULL! Thank you!!
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29. dypepper
2:58 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
This may be the "Shot of the Year"!
Congratulations!!
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28. Proserpina
2:46 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Fantastic shot. Congratulations.
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27. FunnyGreek
2:36 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Wow!!! Next time you are in my neighborhood, can I borrow that lens .... and the camera too .... and your skills?
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26. lorik
2:22 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Wow, this is very very very beautiful!
Congratulations on new AC!
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25. GeinaC
2:18 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
OMG THIS IS FABULOUS!
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24. trigirl
2:18 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Wow, Cindy! You really outdid yourself! And your camera is the same as my new one! Woo-hoo! Don't ya love it? Congrats and keep celebrating life, Debra
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23. Willow13
2:12 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Looks like you won the race with this one!!!
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22. RaginCajun927
1:53 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
WHOA!!!!
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21. rebelshooter62
1:50 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
A Canon? Thought you were a Nikon shooter.
Great capture with what ever you use!
Marion
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20. jeans
1:48 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
It's difficult to get a shot of one bird in the air, and you got TWO! Great picture!
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19. idzrvit
1:04 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Awesome!! Looks like you've learned fast with your new Lens!
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18. cyril8
1:03 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
So very wonderful! Congrats!
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17. HighDesertCam
12:59 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Can't wait to see more results from your new toys! This one will be so hard to top! Beautiful!!!
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16. washingaway
12:59 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
You got to get an AC for this! WOW!

Hey you did, Congrats.
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15. mellyweb
12:57 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Oh wow, fantastic! Looks like you're off to a fantastic beginning with new camera!
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14. happytobealive
12:56 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Perfect!
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13. HighDesertCam
12:56 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
WOW! WOW! WOW! You might as well stop now. There's nowhere else to go (just kiddin'). If this is your new standard, the future holds unimageneable treasures! Congrats.
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12. 13468
12:55 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
You definitely have an advanced degree! Awesome capture!
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11. thomasanthony
12:52 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Awesome shot!
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10. Bunny
12:51 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
What a shot!
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9. got2dogs
12:43 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
WOW!WOW!WOW! I can't imagine what you'll be able to do once you figure out all the bells and whistles, but I'm sure looking forward to it!!!
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8. DarkBroomer
12:38 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Fabulous capture of the amorous couple ! congratulations on your new equipment ! you're now in business ! DB
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7. canon30dguy
12:36 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
Great shot! Just wait to you learn all the bells and whistles!
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