Here my first shot from this summer’s stay at the Baltic Sea. This heron seemed to have come to one of these stones to settle for the night. Indeed I had seen it some days earlier at the same place in the early morning, assuming it was the same heron. As herons do, it stood very still. This allowed me to take several 5 second shots. As I had no tripod with me that evening, I placed the camera on a big stone on the beach, trying to hold it as still as possible. The rest was good luck.
The shot was taken on the beach near the lighthouse of Buelk near Kiel on the Baltic Sea. The lights in the distance are from the sea-side resort Damp, many miles away on the opposite side of the Bay of Eckernförde.
Near Buelk, 28th August 2009, 8.49 pm
Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 200 mm
F 13, 5 sec., F 100
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Here the morning shot: