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Bee taking advantage of early spring
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Breakfast on the pond
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Bonn Morning
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Outside and Inside
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Breakfast on the pond

I get out in my kayak on summer mornings as early as I'm able, I use the same pond in one of the great Columbia (County) Land Conservancy sites, and during the summer of 2016, I was able to get closer and closer to this blue heron. On this particular morning, I saw him, paddled closer, put my paddle down and just drifted closer.

TAGS: Blue Heron, New York

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Kinderhook, New York, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Laura Hankin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 140mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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