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Fish for Dinner

Fish for Dinner
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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A fishing goosander (Mergus merganser) (Am.: Common merganser)
with a catch of perch (Perca fluviatilis).

Two or several birds line up and dive in coordination to make an organized under water chase of the fish. Two mallards are lurking in the background hoping for an escape of the wounded fish... I couldn't decide on wether cropping them out or leave them as this... I think this composition adds to the "story". Any comments?

Cheers, Jens

P.S. Press F11 in your browser to better view large images. (Sorry for the large picture but I couldn't get the fish look like a fish in a smaller version.)
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Wildlife
Uploaded: 21-Mar-2005 11:33 CET
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 600 mm
Lens: OM Zuiko 300mm/4.5
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied:
Image resized to: 500x1024

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I like it as is. From the story you are telling, the two birds have their importance. Nice one, that 300mm OM sure did a fine job.

X Z at 20:21 CET on 22-Mar-2005 [Reply]