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Heron in Hunt mode

Heron in Hunt mode
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Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-07 15:19
Viewed: 3513
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Managed to get pictures of this Heron finally snag a nice fat catfish. This shot was taken shortly before the strike.
An interesting note: after he took the fish to shore and ensured it was dead, he went back to the stream to clean his beak off. I have never seen a heron do that before.
I might post a few more pictures of this hunt/catch later....

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Cool heron shot. Very nice action. I wonder if you could have stepped it down 2/3. The white is overexposed.


Great head, neck and shoulders pic of the Heron. The pic is well composes and has a good POV. I do agree with Staale that the white is a little overexposed but does not detract from the interesting setting and note. TFS,

Hi Lissa

Really good shot of this heron.
That concentrated pose that he is definitely looking for prey.
I will look forward to seeing the other photos in this series.
Great note as well.
Thanks also for your comments on my tiger photo.



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-29 23:17]

Hello Lissa

Excellent capture of this great blue heron .I have not had much luck getting to close as they always fly off.Great composition and POV.TFS


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