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Great Blue Heron in flight
Photographer: Chuck Murphy
Location: Hunting Island, South Carolina
Normally, when a bird is spooked they fly directly away from you. This guy spotted me before I spotted him, but instead of flying away from me, he flew around me in a wide semi-circle, allowing me to get my camera up and fire off a couple of shots. this shot was the keeper.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropping, adjustments to exposure, contrast, luminance and sharpening, minor spot removal
Camera Information: Canon 5D Mk. III with Canon 600mm lens and 1.4X teleconverter
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