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Old Mar 21, 2005, 11:14 AM   #11
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Incredible photos! I envy you being there to witness and capture very nicely, the whole capture and dinner. Did the Heron fly away or waddle away? Again, wonderful series.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 11:33 AM   #12
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Is there another picture that you didn't show. The one where he layed down and choked to death. Gosh Zoomn, these are great.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 8:22 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for taking a look.

Yes it was really a neat experience to see this from strike to swallow.

I couldn't believe my eyes when he struck under water and came up with this hog.

IN my excitement at the strike I focused on the water instead of the bird and all the stike photos are overexposed. That ^%$#ed!!

He drug the fish over to the bank and then stabbed it about 5 times to kill it. This is one time I wish I would have a had a movie camera. Then to my amazement he picked it up and flew it 100 yards to the next pond. Now that was a remarkable sight.

He had the fish stuck for about 5 minutes at the fattest part finally he got it past the sticking point and down it went. The bird looked kind of green for about 20 minutes. Then he took a couple sips of water and walked off.


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Old Mar 21, 2005, 8:49 PM   #14
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IN my excitement at the strike I focused on the water instead of the bird and all the stike photos are overexposed. That ^%$#ed!!
Zoomn, I'd really like to see more of this experience and wouldn't mind one bit if the photos are overexposed, blurry, or other. If you have more records of this catch please post them.

Do you have anything of the lumbering flight over to the other pond?


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Old Mar 21, 2005, 10:37 PM   #15
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Normcar I do not have time now but I will post the strike photos tomorrow night. YOu can see the action quite well but they are overexposed quite a bit. They are still kind of neat if all you want to see is what happened and don't care about the photo quality.

I did not get the lumbering flight as he was behind branches most of the time but it was quite a sight.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 11:39 AM   #16
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WOW zoomn !!

I reckon that maybe National Geographic could be interested in these pics [no joking]

The sequence as well as the quality of the shots are AWESOME



Good one !!!!
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 12:54 PM   #17
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WOW, puts a whole new meaning to the term bite sized.

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Old Mar 23, 2005, 12:44 AM   #18
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Hey, zoomn, guess what I just did. A Bigma came up on FM forums in trade for an 85/1.8 and some cash. I bought it. Should arrive in a few weeks. Told you I'd eventually get another :roll:

Me bad
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Here are the strike photos as requested by Normcar.

Not very good aesthetically but the action is there.




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Old Mar 23, 2005, 10:31 AM   #20
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WOW amazing .
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