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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-x, Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 23:03
Viewed: 2842
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my last post I termed these birds a thief. Here comes the proof.

I was standing under a tree bside the Hyeongsan river to take some BIF shots, especially of this gray heron. It seemed undecided about where to feed. Sometimes standing on the water & sometimes going to the other side of the river bank at low levels - so unusual of the big herons.

I understood the matter when I heard an alarm call - the - beating of the golden retreat of this bird. Behind it was , not sure which one, a small bird of the size of a magpie or a dove (or whatever). The heron was at low levels & hence slow. The tail chaser was also cursing it, albeit with proportionate low volume. They made a couple of low passes over my head.

Given the perpendicularity of the situation - I abstained from trying to get both the thief & the police in one frame, and focused on the former. This is the result. I have cropped rather heavily - so that - I can show you the effect of dread on the eyes, after being charged for herony felony. Must have sneaked into a passerine nest.

Due to the limitation of TN the picture quality is not good here. A slightly better version is posted here

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-04-08 23:21]

really nice closeup. good work. nice timeing.

Hello Subhayan
Great fun with this species hey?
Fine in flight capture,great timing from a low POV.Would love to see the light on it's face ;)..
Thank You
Kind regards

Hello Subhayan

This one is a great close-up in-flight shot of
the heron, superb focus, great sharpness and details,



Hi Subhayan,
nice photo of this this bird in flight. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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