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I’ve been walking. Lots. On most days, the iPhone comes with me, largely so I can listen to podcasts, and also to capture anything of interest along the way.

Today, I took my old faithful Sony mirrorless camera and caught some of birds that might be described as local regulars.  The migratory shore birds are in abundance at the moment, but find other places to roost when the tides are as high as they were this morning.

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It’s a warm and sticky Saturday morning. Around 7 o’clock, I looked up from my desk to see this heron making his/her way across the back yard.

Thus began a dash for the camera followed by a slow and quiet positioning at a distance with the lens at 210mm. Had the shutter speed up high to be ready for the inevitable departure. Here’s the shot at ISO 1600, f6.3, 1/1250.

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And another, in the shadows and not so sharp at ISO 3200, f6.3, 1/1250.

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