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Great Blue Heron - 14

Great Blue Heron - 14
Copyright ©2007, Leon Plympton
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Shot earlier today: This GBH had just snatched this small gar from a canal in Paynes Prairie not far from where I was standing (see: GBH - 13). It then flew to the other side of the waterway where it must have felt a bit less threatened. Once the fish was relatively lifeless it took the long (one-way) slide down the gullet.

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 08-Jul-2007 02:23 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/640
Aperture: f-7.1
Focal length: 150 (300) mm
Lens: Zuiko 40-150mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 400
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: SHQ / 50% crop / re-sized / adjustments to brightness, color saturation, sharpening and noise minimization.
Image resized to: 600x800

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GBH -14


Good action shot, I know how hard it is to get a result like this! Unfortunately the top of the wing is cropped. keep up the good work.

Kindest Regards: Peter

Peter French at 11:57 CEST on 08-Jul-2007 [Reply]

Great Blue Heron - 14 - re-visited:

Peter -

Thanks so much. I knew from experience that once this GBH had gotten a fish it would fly to the other side of the waterway so I was somewhat prepared to keep shooting; unfortunately, I forgot to switch the focusing from 'S' single to 'C' continuous focusing - oh, well. As for the cropping - it was either the tip of the wing or the tip of a toe or two. I opted for the wing tip.


Leon Plympton at 15:26 CEST on 08-Jul-2007 [Reply]