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Just before the strike
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Hi Fons - Good shot, well timed.
Or, did you have the poor bird pose for very long like that?
Mike Babson at 19:18 CET on 15-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Just before the strike
A very well captured action shot. I also like the appearance of the water, have you done anything with it?
Kindest Regards: Peter
Peter French at 20:41 CET on 15-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Great shot Fons. I like the ED 300 too....
Hans Gerlich at 20:03 CET on 16-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Hi Mike ,
Thanks for the comment...
In fact I was a fraction to soon I would have loved seen the Heron touching the water.
He had no fish he missed, I missed a second shot also because my card was ful..(*!@#$%^&)
Anyway next time I will be better prepared...;-)))
Fonzy - at 22:15 CET on 16-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Thanks for the generous comment , made it TOP image of the moment.
Fonzy - at 22:17 CET on 16-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Peter Hi to you also...
and thanks for the comment.....much appreciated....!!
Fonzy - at 22:18 CET on 16-Mar-2007 [Reply]
A great image , Fons.
Great movement feeling; And contrast between sharp bird and blurred water work fine together.
IMO head of bird is nit enough sharp..
But a 10 image....
Bruno Nardin at 12:01 CET on 17-Mar-2007 [Reply]
for the comment and generous rating...;-))
Fonzy - at 12:16 CET on 17-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Very nice capture, indeed, and as someone else already mentioned, the combination of freezing the bird's movement and the motion of the water below makes for a most interesting image.
I like this image a lot but it looks to me as though the heron is about to take to its wings, not strike at food below. Leaning as far forward as the heron is, I don't see how it could ever maintain its balance and resume a standing posture.
Leon Plympton at 16:03 CET on 17-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Thanks Leon for the comment ...
Bird it ready to strike , just a natural pose at the moment he wanted to dive in to the water ...
The movement of the water is made by me by adding a little movement blur to the water ...
Fonzy - at 19:13 CET on 17-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Well, that's a first; I have spent hours (during my lifetime) watching Great Blue Herons - wading, flying, stalking, et cetera, but I have never seen one leap off a bank into the water after prey in the manner that you captured this bird. That really is a first for me - and an amazing capture. BTW: I took the time to look into all your other photo-files of GBH you've posted on this website (and there are quite a few!) and they're all mighty fine. Same goes for all the other photographs you've posted. You've got a very good eye (and equipment!). Do you have a personal website where you post your photographs? Just curious.
I'm really new to digital photography (and computers and the internet, etc) so needless to say, I don't have my own web page - not yet anyway (but I'm working on it!).
Leon Plympton at 01:02 CET on 18-Mar-2007 [Reply]
Definitely a good striking moment. I also like the swirls in the water. Good take Fons
SP Chua at 01:54 CET on 18-Mar-2007 [Reply]
SP Chua ....
Thank you very much also ...;-)))
Fonzy - at 10:17 CET on 18-Mar-2007 [Reply]