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Old May 19, 2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I also got these shots from across the lake. The IQ's not great, so I'm posting smaller sized pics -- they're heavily cropped, very heavily processed, and look better small. . . you'll still get the idea. . .

My shoulders were killing me, trying to get shots of this guy as he jumped from log to log, getting farther away each time. I brought the cam down to rest them, but kept watching the GH as it moved around.

As luck would have it, while I was resting, it snagged a medium-sized crappie. I didn't get the capture, but. . .



It was hard to see, but the fish looked like it was a bit big. . .



I guess I was wrong. . .



I seriously expected it to just spit the fish out and look for a more fitting-sized meal. it took quite a few minutes for the GH to actually get it down -- well kinda. . .



It just stood there with the fish stuck in its neck for quite a while longer, just waiting and looking around. . .



I guess they don't have a gag response. . .:lol: the GH finally took a couple of sips of water, then retracted its neck, looking normal and none the worse for wear, then it took off. I imagine it wasn't hungry any more. . .:-)

Looking at the time stamps in the exif, it took a total of over 18 minutes from the catch to the fish clearing its throat completely! I guess the lesson is that one should try to chew their food more completely. . .:shock:

I thought some of you might find this interesting -- I know I did. . .

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Old May 19, 2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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What an interesting series of pictures - never knew a bird could manage something like that!
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Old May 20, 2007, 2:55 AM   #3
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Good series there.

Mahalo,

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Old May 20, 2007, 5:56 AM   #4
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Amazing series, ...
wish I had made them ... Ronny
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Old May 20, 2007, 8:36 AM   #5
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nice series scott. i've got a nest of green backed herons 40' away from where i usually shoot them. they're relatively use to me by now. not many fish here but they love the bull frogs.

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Nice series Scott!

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Old May 20, 2007, 9:10 AM   #7
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here's a rather poor shot. i still don't know how you hold the stack and get good sharp images. i have trouble with just the 300.
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