Old Nog...

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Douglas McMann, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Whilst at Gartmorn Dam at the beginning of the week, spotted this heron landing on a dead tree just as dusk was falling...

    "Old Nog" was the name given to this bird in "Tarka the Otter" by Henry Williamson which we read at school and, for some reason, it has stuck in my head ever since...

    "Twilight over meadow and water, the eve-star shining above the hill, and Old Nog the heron crying kra-a-ark! as his slow wings carried him down to the estuary."

    Canon 5D with 200mmL.

    [​IMG]Old Nog by Douglas McMann, on Flickr
     
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Very nice shot Dougie, and especially meaningful with your personal recollection and the quote.
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Agreed. That's a bonnie shot. 5D, eh? Posh.
     
  4. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Cheers Rob & Brian...

    Posh...????

    Hardly...2nd owner...built in 2005...not exactly cutting edge...
     
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Sorry. I thought they were over five grand.
     
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  6. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    The new models probably do retail for around that bracket...but mine is a lowly Mk.0 which I picked up for a couple of hundred...

    ...after all, I'm a Fifer....:rolleyes:
     
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Understood...
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What a stunning silhouette and I do like the way you have used literary links in a couple of your recent images.
     
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  9. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    A very nice, no beautiful image. I am glad you did not make it proper:rolleyes: as some would. The colours are great and a very fine composition. Merry Christmas.
     
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  10. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    Very nice image. The silhouette works really well.
     
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  11. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    stunning silhouette.
     
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  12. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    Wonderful composition.

    Tony
     
  13. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks...beginning to get to grips with this 200mm...(it's not the Jupiter 135, but it'll suffice...:rolleyes:)
     

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