Great Wet Heron
Wet Bird -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/350 sec, f/4, ISO 800, — map & image datanearby photos
Wet Bird

We've had several days of rain... it is the rainy season in Japan, after all... and this morning I noticed Aotan (a great blue heron living around here) sitting on a branch over the canal looking miserably wet. He was still there a half hour later, so I got out the camera (and the umbrella) for a picture.

I took a picture from a distance, then came to the closest point on shore. He was still quite a distance away (much further than the mere three feet that separated us the last time we met), so I was surprised when he immediately flew away the moment I greeted him by name. I guess the rain's put someone into a grumpy mood, today.

He flew up into a further away tree, which is where he was for the picture above. Below is his original perch over the canal.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, — map & image datanearby photos

The rain eventually stopped, and it seems that it'll be cloudy but not to hot tomorrow. Sounds like a good day to find something to take pictures of...


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