Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Wildlife Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 2, 2005, 3:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 750
Default

Really dark day so these pics are not that great but thought you might want to see them just cause of the size of this trout.

The strike..



Holy &^%$ look what this heron pulled out from under that log!



Here he is turning it to swallow... a few gulps... a few drinks of water and that was it.


zoomn is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 2, 2005, 3:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,025
Default

Hi zoomn. Very nice series here, even if the shooting conditions weren't exactly conducive to achieving great technicals on the images. The behavior that is documented is fantastic.

You're right about the size of that trout. Isn't that what we're always wanting to get when we fish? How come my success is so much lower! :roll:

One thing you might want to check is your color balance on these images as there seems, to my eye anyway, to be a blue cast, or perhaps the saturation has been pumped up.
geoffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2005, 3:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,396
Default

Great sequence.

Did the bird manage to swallow that huge fish?
PeterP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2005, 4:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
photosbyvito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,710
Default

woooww! massive trout!

nice capture zoom!

there is a blue cast...probably from being on a 'sunny' setting on a cloudy day...or something like that...

i actually have been shooting my landscapes on the 'flash' WB setting, so it gives it a warmer tint...

how far away were you? this series is great! can't believe he could swallow a fish over twice the size of his head! lol!

Vito
photosbyvito is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2005, 4:49 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 750
Default

I couldn't believe he swallowed that thing either. I thought he would throw it back cause it was too big. Nope... down the hatch.

I pumped up the saturation to try to get some color into the shots.

It was quite dark back in that corner of the pond. The pic looked almost black and white.

I took them on auto white balance and then checked the black color with the eyedropper after messing with the saturation. As there was no true black in the photo or true white probably did not true the colors properly.

Oh well, these shots are all about the big fish! Thanks for taking a look.






zoomn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 2, 2005, 5:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
bobbyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,423
Default

Nice series. It's been raining over here also, so not much shooting.
bobbyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2005, 2:24 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 17
Default

Wow. They usually only term Bass as 'Hawgs' but I think this trout qualifies. The Heron is a little blue but given how difficult the lighting conditions were I think you did a great job. The freeze action on the wing spread in the 'strike' photo is quite amazing.



Casey
Havcamrawiltrvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2005, 3:31 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
woodmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 838
Default

Great series!!!! I always thougfht that you shouldn't eat anything bigger than your head.
woodmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2005, 2:01 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
WisconsinGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 606
Default

I wonder how long he watched and waited for that big fish to swim by! At least he won't have to eat for a while!! Very cool that you were there to see it!!

Thanks for sharing!
WisconsinGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 7, 2005, 4:11 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,748
Default

Great shots zoomn, and really great job pulling this bird from the shadows as you did. It was well worth the effort.
Normcar is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:02 PM.