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By slowriot
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So stalking all those herons about the place finally paid off...

When i came across this grey heron, he just assumed the startled straight-neck stance and refused to budge. But once i stayed still long enough, he suddenly started ignoring me completely, no matter how much i moved, and went back to his fishing. He caught two frogs, this is the second - after the first, i knew exactly where he was looking for them and catching the right moment was quite simple.

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Image size
800x533px 355.23 KB
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 23, 2006, 2:19:44 PM
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Wodewose's avatar
Brilliant. Stunning moment, stunning clarity. This is definitely one of those pictures I wish I'd taken - and a clear :+fav: :clap:
bad95killer's avatar
at the nice moment
spiderdijon's avatar
The light and the splash in this photo are absolutely gorgeous, perfectly timed and judged! The quality is astounding too. Do you use a telephoto lens for your wildlife photography? I have a digital camera with a sad 3X optical zoom and it just doesn't do the job most of the time when it comes to animals.
slowriot's avatar
This was shot with the 100-400L IS, which usually does the job, especially when i get the chance to get closer. It does often help to have a longer reach with some wildlife - but more often it's understanding of the subject itself that leads to good captures, rather than your equipment.
spiderdijon's avatar
Thanks for the advice :)
THEDOC4's avatar
Oh WoW!!!!!!! :eyepopping: what a fantastic moment to capture!!!!! and the quality is brilliant nothing lost =p
MyPrivateParty's avatar
I haven't been much for nature/wildlife shots lately..but this simply blows me away.... Great work. You really are good at this stuff.

Fullview is realyl a must, also.
SteelCowboy's avatar
Awesome capture.........
dancingelf's avatar
It's a great shot, but I can't help it... poor frog...
Zarafa's avatar
Absolutely magnificent capture :#1: As someone who tries to photograph birds, including herons, I am in total awe of this shot. Totally mind blowing capture :worship: :+fav: Oh, but I just can't help but feeling sorry for the frog, look at his ppor little legs splayed everywhere. Nature...!
LissaMonster's avatar
Nice action shot.
vrapo's avatar
niceee one :) i like the water action :)
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