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Old Jun 6, 2013, 1:16 PM   #1
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Default GBH Lunch with a Big Gulp (7 imgs)

Hi All,

The other day, I stepped outside and spotted a GBH flying in to check out my condo complex's lake for a late lunch. I went back inside to grab the K-5IIs. My FA* 300/4.5 and 1.7x AFA were already mounted as usual.

I had to follow her (I think it's a female) around quite a bit as there were quite a few people walking their dogs on the grounds, and she flew off a number of times, but stayed at the lake, as it probably had provided a number of good meals in the past.

There's very little cover around the shoreline, so I had to carefully stalk to get within range, but with 510mm, about 25-30 ft is good with this size bird. There's a shallow shelf that runs all the way around this lake, but this guy walked on the land around the lake, then moved to the rocks when she spotted some fish. This was good for me because it gave me some warning before she would strike.

All shots were handheld, shot in jpeg ***, NR off, Custom Image at Natural with in-camera sharpening set to -4. In PP, I used very light NR (Topaz Denoise), resized down in steps, and Sharpened a touch to replace the lack of in-camera sharpening (Topaz InFocus).

Here are the pics -- 7 out of about 40 in the series.

There's a good one!


Glurb!!!


Got it!


Oh Yeah -- it's a good one!


Finally got it turned around. . . She actually dipped the fish in the water a couple of times to add some lubrication, I assume.


Big Gulp!


That went down easier than I thought!


This is probably about the best GBH fishing series that I've gotten so far.

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Old Jun 6, 2013, 2:22 PM   #2
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Great action catch!!!

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Great capture Scott

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Nice series! I hate to admit, when I fish from the bank, I always have one of these guys hanging around looking for a "cull".
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Looks like you were both in the right spot at the right time. Nice captures. Good to see action shots.
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Hi Ed, Hans, Hawgwild, and BobIr,

Thanks!

Right place and right time describes this exactly. I've been lucky enough to capture sequences like this in the past, but I think this one is the best of the bunch.

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This is probably about the best GBH fishing series that I've gotten so far.

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You had a good catch and so was the GBH. Exquisite series of shots. You must be pretty close too. I did not have much luck with my short 300mm. The weather is still kind of chilly here in Toronto

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A clear case of the right man, with the right gear, in the right place, with the right software. Great action and super sharp.
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Really enjoyed these photos. Can't wait until I can buy the K-5 IIs. Thanks for these!
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Gulp, what a terrific series.
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