You ain't goin' to believe this....

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Fellow Cafe member Chris Knight and I went over to the Guntersville dam today to shoot GBH's. The weather was, to say the least, problematic. It went from cloudy to cloudier. We did get some decent shots, but for the most part, we struggled.

    These shots were taken in some of the worst conditions, at ISO 400. I was still struggling for shutter speed, so the quality of these aren't that great. I post them only because they document an amazing sequence.

    All shot with the D2H / 300mm f2.8.

    This guy picked up a stunned shad, and both Chris and I said, 'he'll never swallow that one'. Just watch. :smile:

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    Amazing. :rolleyes:
     
  2. speechless.

    nice photos too mr. flew
     
  3. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    Frank, I'm out of my breath :)
     
  4. Great series.

    It is amazing what they can swallow. Kind of reminds me of a snake.

    Russ
     
  5. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Frank,

    Great sequence. How in the heck did he ever go from #6 to #7??
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    John,

    It took him 20 minutes to swallow that fish. You can see how much the light changed from the first shots to the last. I'm still just shocked that he got it down. :eek:
     
  7. That is amazing to see that. WOW!!!! :eek:

    Great series Frank,
     
  8. JWEAR

    JWEAR

    332
    Jun 26, 2005
    LA
    great capture -- i have seen egerts get some big fish down but this one of yours is something-nice series with great shots
     
  9. Almost a miracle it didn't choke. Is there a # 8 to illustrate the aftermath ?
    It gives us just a glimpse of the time of the dinosaurs.

    Superb series. Very nice work in the hard conditions.
     
  10. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    WOW! That is pretty amazing Frank. Did it burp?
     
  11. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I think if he had tried to burp, he would have exploded. There was no way for the air to come up. I think the guy even had trouble lifting the fish up.

    Frank - you beat me to it. My couch grabbed me and wouldn't let go.
     
  12. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks for the comments everyone. Chris, did you get any that are after the last one that I had?
     
  13. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Wow Nellie what a catch Frank
    Man are you lucky to catch that and the talent to show if off so well

    Really impressed !!!
     
  14. Frank this is amazing. Welcome to the world we live in here in the PNW. ISO 400 is nothing. I had to shoot at ISO 800 today and the darn bird wings were still blurred. Nice job and yes they sure do eat some large fish. I have seen them swallow a Salmon and large Catfish here. Great story and pictures.
     
  15. Stay with him Frank, the discharge is going to be amazing!
    Great work my friend!
     
  16. My gosh, that is amazing and to think you caught it on film (so to speak). Great job Frank.
     
  17. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I don't have any that are much different than the ones you posted, except this one.

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  18. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  19. Incedible what these guys can swallow great series Frank
     
  20. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I believe, I believe,

    Remember the huge fish I posted back in July the GBH had.

    Good series Flew.

    I have never even finished PP that series.

    Can't undersatand how they can fly with a dinner for 4.
     
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