Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea

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Aha, it’s letting me get closer! I spent a bit of time today, coming back from the shop, and he was really just too lazy to fly away. I shot 250 photos… here’s one of the closest with the Canon 100-400 L USM IS 4.5-5.6

Grey Heron, Ardea Cinerea on the bank of the Tolka River, by Fairview Park in Dublin today (13/02/2009).

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.