Heron

Heron

Heron

Heron

I saw this bird from a distance and was surprised that it hadn't flown off when I got there. I stood looking at it expecting it to fly off - I thought it must be a dummy! I took my camera out, trying to stay quiet, it hadn't moved, i reached in my bag for a long lens to get closer, I changed lenses and it still didn't move when some cyclists arrived and saw what I was doing. I took loads of pics and it still hadn't flown off, although it did move a couple of times. The cyclists and I moved away and it was still there.

Taken - 03/08/2008
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Location:
Peak Forest Canal, Tameside, Manchester
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch