GBH catching minnow

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Baxter, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Got to the river a bit late this morning, so the light was already hot. When I saw this heron I almost ignored it - backlit in bright sun, a long stalk to get close, and the birds are not acclimated to people at this spot so they launch at the slightest disturbance. But I decided to take it as a challenge to compensate for the variables in front of me. I even brought my camera manual with me and did some reading between forward creeps. It was a good way to spend an hour!

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    200-400VR, ISO 200, f4, 1/800 except for the last one at 1/1000.
     
  2. Focus Pocus

    Focus Pocus

    87
    Oct 19, 2006
    Boise, Idaho
    Nicely done!
     
  3. Wonderful series - #1 is a great shot to start with!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lololol
    All that for a minnow. They are so funny.
    Great series.. Love it when they go head first in splashing.
     
  5. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Ha! It is amazing that they can make such a big splash and come up with something so small Thanks for looking and for the comments.
     
  6. jcdoss

    jcdoss

    150
    Feb 20, 2007
    Kansas City
    Super series, Baxter! Hardly worth the heron's effort, I would think.
     
  7. Nice Action Series Baxter
     
  8. I'm surprised how "deep" the GBH had to go to get the minnow! Maybe more go deep but it happens so quickly you just don't notice it. Well time and an excellent series!
     
  9. Nice series amazing watching them fish
     
  10. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Nice timing... You gotta love nature!
     
  11. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Thanks for looking and commenting everyone. I really appreciate it. Here's a bonus shot where the fish gets his moment in focus (poor guy):

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