Heron at the Canal
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Heron at the Biwako Canal, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Heron
at the Biwako Canal, Kyoto Japan

A great blue heron was sitting on a fence by the canal this morning when I walked Anthony to his bus stop, and thinking it was Aotan the Heron that I posted about a few years ago, I fetched my camera to do a followup post.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 340 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50 mm — 1/320 sec, f/14, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos

After comparing pictures from before, I don't think it's the same bird. He was equally unfazed by me, though. Perhaps it's the same one as in my ”Great Wet Heron” post? There are a lot of herons around.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/9, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Old Football Injury -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Old Football Injury
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 65 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/14, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos

It's a popular area for jogging, with one lap around the block being about a 410m (a quarter mile), and not requiring the crossing of any streets. Some kids were approaching, so I ran out (with my zoom) to meet them...

Morning Jog -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Morning Jog

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Hi Jeff!

On the third picture is that the same tori gate what you can see through your window every day?, its seems pretty large to me, how tall is that?

Are they actually using it as a gate, or its just like a statue or a symbol some sort of?

Endre from Hungary:)

Ps.: its so sad to see that poor bird with the broken leg:(

It’s actually a gate, as you can see here, but symbolic in nature. It’s 24m tall, and dates from the 1920s. —Jeffrey

— comment by Endre Toth on April 24th, 2010 at 4:51am JST (7 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I’m not at all an ornithologist, but perhaps someone who is can say whether this is indeed a great blue heron (Ardea herodias), which I understand is North American, or the grey heron (Ardea cinerea) which is found from Europe to the Far East. I guess they are very similar except, presumably, to other herons.

Your new lens is pretty impressive but, alas, out of my league !

— comment by Peter in Wales on April 24th, 2010 at 5:46pm JST (7 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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