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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: Half Moon Bay Area (Barrhaven)
Date: Jun 17, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

This Heron was fantastic to work with. As long as your movement was slow, he paid very little attention. As a bonus, this location is very close to my work. Plus he is always in the area. Yeah, almost too easy.

Shot wise, camera was on a tripod and gimbal.
Unfortunately every time he had a big fish, he was at a farther range. Go figure! So this shot had some cropping. Hopefully next time, he will be closer. Plus I will shoot at a better time of day. As the image is a little harsher, than I like. But the moment was great! I kept the shutter speed high, for peak action stopping.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.0917
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0196
Avg (non-participants): 7.1449
Views since voting: 1484
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 120
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/30/2012 06:05:54 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Awesome catch by both of you!! It was a 9 from me. Congrats on the top ten!

(Was without a computer for a week, so my congrats are a bit belated. :)
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06/29/2012 09:58:21 PM
Congrats on the top ten, such an amazing image.
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06/29/2012 03:09:08 PM
The perfect moment, both for you and for the heron. Not so much for the fish. Congratulations on the top ten.
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06/29/2012 04:16:14 AM
Congrats on the top 10 finish babe! :-)
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06/29/2012 12:40:13 AM
Great for a Wild shot... so much easier in a zoo... I'm amazed. Well done!
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06/29/2012 12:06:33 AM
Gimlet-eyed :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 11:29:30 PM
Amazing capture. How many hours did it take? 7
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06/28/2012 10:44:53 PM
Great catch, photographer and bird. Nice detail.
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06/28/2012 05:24:39 PM
Great capture both the fish and the shot
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06/28/2012 01:10:12 PM
wow
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06/24/2012 07:15:03 PM
The expression of both characters is precious. They both seem to have fun, almost like playing life
bump up
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06/23/2012 09:45:25 PM
Beautiful detail!
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06/22/2012 03:27:10 PM
Great Blue Heron with a nice catch. Well composed with good detail. 7
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06/22/2012 02:08:45 PM
Ouch! That's amazing.
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06/22/2012 12:21:32 PM
A fine image no doubt.
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06/22/2012 11:57:53 AM
Absolutely awesome capture! Wonderful colors. Great composition. Beautifully done!
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06/22/2012 05:43:53 AM
Terrific capture - even the poor fish is facing the right direction! The water drop is an added bonus. Great detail in the feathers and sharp all round.
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06/22/2012 02:29:45 AM
Fabulous shot, great BG, crisp and perfect POV. Top Marks.
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06/22/2012 12:42:00 AM
So sadly wonderful!! :D


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