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Seeing Eye to Eye?

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Jun 24, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2011

[Jul. 7th, 2011 10:57:23 PM]

My son and I were taking the ferry from Jamestown to the Surry side of the James River. There was a great blue heron sitting on one of the pilings next to the ferry. As we watched, he swooped down, and caught a fish. Of course, I was zoomed in too close when he flew:

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but I was able to get one shot when he was flying back.

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The amazing thing was, once he landed with the fish, he didn't eat it right away!! He would hold it, toss it back a bit, then drop it on the piling, then pick it up, toss it back a bit, etc. He did it about 5 or 6 times, so I had lots of opportunities! What a fun shoot!

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Thanks for all the great comments!

Place: 11 out of 312
Avg (all users): 6.6462
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.6778
Avg (non-participants): 6.5750
Views since voting: 1215
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 130
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/11/2011 03:27:57 PM
Bird 1, Fish 0

Well done!
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07/10/2011 09:43:36 PM
hope you try that at 1x. it looks like one they might like. good shot.
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07/09/2011 01:23:34 AM
completely awesome.
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07/08/2011 11:05:00 AM
Oh, THAT is amazing!
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07/08/2011 09:58:58 AM
Fabulous! But... I really hate being 11th. LOL!
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07/08/2011 09:52:23 AM
So well done...you must have been very excited to see a GBH!! Superb job in timing for sure.
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07/08/2011 09:45:55 AM
Wendy I gave this a 10, I can't believe it didn't make top 10!!!
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07/08/2011 12:50:22 AM
I am in LOVE with this photo. Well done.
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07/08/2011 12:33:34 AM
Not bad Wendy, this was always going to do well.
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07/08/2011 12:04:00 AM
I did congratulate you prior to the challenge, didn't I?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 10:43:21 PM
ha!! very nice catch!!
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07/07/2011 10:13:23 PM
remarkable catch
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07/07/2011 02:56:01 PM
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07/07/2011 11:20:46 AM
so dinosaur like in presentation. Dinosaurs never died out- they are flying above us all day.
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07/06/2011 02:46:41 PM
This is really amazing.
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07/03/2011 07:04:32 AM
Looks like the fish was expecting it.
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07/02/2011 07:34:08 AM
Amazing! One of the more interesting nature shots I've seen in a while.
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07/01/2011 04:39:28 PM
Really good. Looks like Nat Geo!! 8
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07/01/2011 03:10:42 PM
not exactly... LOL
very eyecatching... (groan)
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07/01/2011 10:10:41 AM
the eyes are overprocessed for the title's sake, but very good capture.
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07/01/2011 08:57:55 AM
OMG!!! Just incredible!
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07/01/2011 12:17:53 AM
Perfect diagonal, great capture.
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