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Old May 29, 2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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this great blue heron was perched on top of a tree swallows' nesting box at the park this afternoon, but he looked like he might do something interesting at any time, so i stuck around to wait and watch. sure enough, after about 10 minutes, he spotted supper among the lily pads, and i was able to get this series from about 30 feet away as he took a dive and came up with what looks like a nice trout... the actual series is 8 frames, but out of deference to those stuck with dial-up, i've left out several. hopefully these will give you the flavor of the event... 40D, 100-400L @ 130mm, 1/1250 @ f/7.1...

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Old May 29, 2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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Very nice...sharp...just great. I never have seen a GBH do this before...very interesting.

BTW..I'd like to see the others in the series...Les
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Old May 30, 2009, 7:14 AM   #3
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Very interesting behaviour, Rocky, and well captured - that's quite a belly-flop he executed, and came up with the goods !!
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I have seen this flop before, but I've never been able to capture it so well. Nicely done, squirl. These birds can look so graceful in so many of their movements, but sometimes their fishing habits can be almost chaotic.

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Well, nobody ever said that birds and photographers are not opportunistic. Nice catch (for both you and the bird).
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Old Jun 1, 2009, 2:33 PM   #6
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Superb series Rocky! Razor sharp too. In addition to the evolution of the action, I also love the detail of the water that has been splashed about. Cheers, Dan
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