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Old Apr 19, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Fish out of water - errr... taken out of water...

BIRD vs. FISH: The bird won.

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I got really lucky when I captured this. This is totally in the wild. I was vacationing in Florida, and this was in the everglades. We were just walking along, and I focused on this bird to take a normal bird photo... but all of a sudden it flew into the water 5 feet in front of me and came out with a fish. Needless to say, I was snapping photos at 6fps, lol. I wish the water wasn't so murky, and it was in better focus. But, as a moment that is not captured too often in the wild, I was happy just to see it happen!

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(The asphalt was the path we were walking along, along the water.)


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Old Apr 19, 2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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He spent a good 5 minutes tossing and coating the fish in mud and grass before he took the big gulp... I guess it adds a little flavor?!?

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I had my 70-200 on my camera at the time, and the bird was only 4-5 feet in front of me, so a lot of the crops are less than desirable, lol.


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Old Apr 19, 2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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A very nice, but un-appetizing, series. Thanks for sharing.
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Impressive, horrifying series. Living creatures eating leaving creatures. That's the Nature's procedure. Accept it or die.
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Very nice series! That's quite a good sized fish (catfish?) for the cormorant (?) to be handling, though I guess that's not unusual. I didn't know that about the treatment they give their lunch, guess he's trying to eat a balanced meal.
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That fellow is getting some really freash fish. Nice series.
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He spent a good 5 minutes tossing and coating the fish in mud and grass before he took the big gulp... I guess it adds a little flavor?!?.
He needed that roughage. When you're 50 you'll understand these things!

Nice series!
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haha, thanks for all the comments everyone!

It was a pretty surreal experience while it was happening, and afterwards a park ranger came by and we told her what happened. she said she'd never seen that happen before right in front of people.

It was pretty disgusting, lol.
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Great series. The cormorants around here are very, very shy. It's hard just to get a shot of one. It's always a good feeling after capturing a hard to get shot like that.
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