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Zoom| Grey heron | Water of Leith

 

My first proper shots of a grey heron. I had taken one okayish shot of a heron wandering wild around Edinburgh Zoo one time but I count this as my first proper heron shoot. What a gorgeous bird this is! Its intent focus, graceful movements and impressive wing span are captivating. An exciting encounter during what I expected to be a short and uneventful lunch break.

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Taken on October 21, 2010