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There's No Escape!


There's No Escape!
Copyright ©2007, Karen Jack
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Not sure if this is a Water Vole or Water Rat the Grey Heron's snatched. The Heron must've heard the poor little creature from the other side of the river. Slowly he made his way across, stalking the little animal. With a lightning quick thrust of that lethal beak, (the little thing gave a few squeaks of distress) the Heron dunked the animal a couple of times in the river (I think it was bashing the little Vole against the rocks) and this was all over within seconds. Not nice to watch, but in the wild if you're caught sleeping you've had it!

Photographer: Karen Jack
Folder: Grey Heron
Uploaded: 11-Nov-2007 11:39 CET
Current Rating: 9.00/5
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Camera: Olympus E400
Exposure time: 1/500
Aperture: 8
Focal length: 350 (700mm)
Lens: Sigma 50-500
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
White balance: Clouds
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Adjusted levels, resize, unsharp mask
Image resized to: 662x800

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Nice capture Karen...bev

Bevellee Bryceson at 11:42 CET on 11-Nov-2007 [Reply]


Excellent work again Karen , nice to see some good shot's back on MO...
Best regards................Fons

Fonzy - at 12:39 CET on 11-Nov-2007 [Reply]


Nice capture Karen, you're lucky cause everytime I see one of this I can never get a good shot of them they always or move or give me a "Don't shoot" pose........LOL

Rina Kupfer at 17:55 CET on 12-Nov-2007 [Reply]


Nice picture i like the rocks in the background and the water and i love the birds position keep up the great work

Shany K. at 03:15 CET on 13-Nov-2007 [Reply]


Great shot of this interesting bird. You have caught the right moment.
Bruno N.

Bruno Nardin at 17:19 CET on 13-Nov-2007 [Reply]