Photographer's Note

Yesterday afternoon I checked out the blooming status of a tulip field in the Valley. Enjoying the afternoon sunshine with brilliant color everywhere around me, I enjoyed some creative time with tulips and my camera.

Then near the edge of the field I saw a head pop up for a quick second. This heron saw me and then ducked down between the tulips and walked away from me. I carefully walked silently towards the bird and thought I lost it's where abouts. Just before I thought it had me fooled it stood up tall as you see in this photo. Having only the 70-200 F4 lens attached on my Xti was enough to capture this photo. I shot this photo at ISO 400 to make sure the shutter speed would freeze the moment. I could never have this much image quality at 400 ISO with the 300D.
The Fraser Valley has an abundance of Blue Herons. I have seen quite a few of them but never had the chance to capture one like this. The fact that it was in the tulip field made this even more unique for me. And that was why I wanted to share it with my trek friends. Thank you.

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Additional Photos by Paul Enns (PJE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
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