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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-14 16:03
Viewed: 7428
Favorites: 14 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the first thing that I thaught when I saw the poor fish with its mouth wide open like it didn't believe that it is hapenning to him...

In this picture I did a big crop to show this wonderfull situation (not for the fish...), it is unbelievable that this big fish would enter in one whole piece to the hungry Heron.

Usually Night Herons are hunting their meals in the night but in the nesting season you can see them also in the middle of the day.

Full description you can find in my former post Happy Night Heron, Poor fish....

PDP, sAner, Marx44, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, marhowie, Fisher, AndyB, Okan, chiliu, Runnerduck, Janice, TAZ, naki, europhoto, radz, tzeybek, izler has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-14 16:06]

Great shot Elroyie, they have huge eyes! Great capture especially with the fish. Excellent details and exposure, very well done.

Great shot Elroyie,
I can see the little fish mouthing the words HELP ME.....
Razor sharp detail, nicely exposed and well captured.
Thanks for posting

A superb capture of this capture, Elroyie.
Even the fish is quite attractive, detail is excellent, POV and colors are wonderful.
Best of all is the timing on this shot.
Congratulations on a great posting, and thank you.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-14 20:40]

The clarity on that shot is stunning. Awesome moment, tack sharp details, excellent composition and pose. Perfect on all counts. Congratulations, Elroyie!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-06-14 21:33]

You mean, O yes, what a capture.!!!!!!
Excellent shot and well done on the details and composition. That fish in the carp family.?


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-14 22:44]

Félicitations pour cette belle prise.

Merci pour l'envoie !

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-14 23:22]

a wonderful shot...
amazing composition...
great lightning and details..
very well done Elroyie...
I love it...

Fantastic shot. Perfect colours. Thanks, Ori

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-15 2:18]

Excellent capture Elroyie,
Superb detail and colours,excellent composition.
Everything is great here,
Very well done!

Superb capture, not a nit.
Very Well done.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-06-15 3:11]

What have you done Elroyie? This is an emazing shot! Somebody help me to close my mouth :)
Excellent capture, congradulations.

Hello Elroyie

Outstanding shot. You were in the right place at the right time for this one! Congratulations!!

Superb capture!
Very sharp details,excellent composed.

Oh indeed! Just stunning, what a capture and that poor fish :-o
Incredibly sharp, a fantastic image. Thank you for posting.

PT ...

Superb shot!
The scene you've captured here makes the shot.
Everything else is also great.
I like it very much.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-15 6:11]

This is great! Razorsharp details both on the heron and the fish. The wide open mouth of the fish gasping for air (or screaming for help!) is very intriguing and dramatic. They eye of the heron is fantastic. This is a marvelous capture. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-15 7:13]

Elroyie this is excellent. What a good capture - for you and for the Heron. But poor fish, it looks stunned!! Well composed, with terrific details and colours. Very good job.

Stunning work Elroyie! Fantastic in every way..You're the man!! I'm sorry - I just can't help but get excited when I see a great catch! ;-)) Very well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-15 14:53]

Amazing capture Elroyie. Wonderful details at the subjects. This fine, clear background sets the bird and its prey off nicely. Excellent exposure control.
Very well done.

A great photo to add to favourites, the light on the eye of the bird and fish is showing the signs of life in the photo, the background is so silence with a nice color makes us feel the mood near the water and the consantration of the bird. congratulations.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-16 3:56]

Belle et intéressante capture photographique bien réalisée pour cet oiseau avec sa proie. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté. Compliments.

This is truly a GREAT shot Elroyie. Great moment you captured here, it is very sharp, with loads of details. I love that the fish is slimy and the bird is still tack-sharp.

Very good shot !!

A truely amazing capture (for you and for the Heron). 11/10 SUPERB!!!

hahahahhaah! thats exactly what the fish is saying.. ohhhh!
very very sharp shot! TFS!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-13 6:24]

Excellent shot,really cool moment to capture.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-05-26 4:12]
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Ohh and wooww :o) Excellent...Great capture with perfect exposure+sharpness+details.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-06-20 17:18]

che foto stupenda!
composizione, dettagli, momento e colori bellissimi!


Amazing action shot. Very sharp shot considering you have cropped it. Well done

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-03 14:05]

hi Elroyie
only i say this is wonderful hunting photo. i like timing and its pose. composition, point of view, background, depth of field, lighting, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-10-04 6:45]

Simply perfect

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-08-26 23:12]

what a moment you captured here!
very well done. congratulatulations.

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