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Old Jul 27, 2008, 5:36 PM   #1
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First time posting in the wildlife forum!

This is a reddish egret fishing at Merritt Island NWR, Florida.

Pentax K10D Sigma 50-500 @500 iso200 f8



And this the result! Needlefish lunch.


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Old Jul 27, 2008, 9:32 PM   #2
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Good catch. These are absolutely frenetic when feeding. You would think they would scare the fish away the way they tear about, but it works for them.
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Old Jul 28, 2008, 4:47 AM   #3
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Thanks Penolta! I think somehow they herd the fish to a place they can't escape from. It's pretty funny to watch, actually!
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Welcome to the forum.

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Old Jul 28, 2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Thanks Bob!
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nice captures, driver3. love the look on his/her face in that second pic. i may have to drive up to melbourne. y'all have different birds than i do.

welcome to the wildlife forum. you will see some great wildlife pics here.

how do you like that camera? i just sold my *ist ds in the hope that pentax will be releasing a new dslr with a live-view articulating lcd. i like getting pics of the water birds at their level.


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Old Jul 28, 2008, 1:16 PM   #7
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Thanks Ellen! This is 45 miles north of Melbourne. The Merritt Island NWR is quite a place!

I like my K10D really well. I had some focusing issues that were repaired by Pentax USA and ever since it has been a really good performer.

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