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A Quick Snack

A Quick Snack
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Copyright: Leslie Bishop (Unicorn1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 168] (1125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 80-320
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 13:04
Viewed: 3006
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Grey Heron enjoys a meal of small fry in the shallows of the Indian Ocean on the island of Biyadhoo in the Maldives.
The birds simply wait for bigger fish to alarm the small fry, who panic and make easy pickings for the birds.
Resized, sharpened, and auto levels in ps7.

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Hi Leslie,
Great capture and fantastic light! Must be nice to swim in this clear water... I like your composition and sharp details of this beautiful heron. TFS and enjoy this sunny place! Cheers,

Bonjour Leslie

Superbe capture avec un excellent timing pour cet agile pécheur!!
L'eau cristalline a de magnifiques couleurs!!
Bravo Leslie!!

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
  • [2010-03-22 13:52]
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Hi Les,

Well this makes a change from locomotive pictures! I'm not saying that it's more interesting, but it's certainly different!

What a wonderful way to spend an otherwise cold and wet March - out in the Maldives. And you have certainly captured a wonderful shot here, Les. The lighting is superb and that elegant bird stands out beautifully against the backdrop of bright water.

Colours, contrasts and exposure are perfect and the picture is stunningly sharp.


Best Wishes,


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-22 13:54]

Hi Leslie,
An amazing close up of this grey heron enjoying its fast food!
A very sharp image with accurate details especially in the plumage!
A very good position of the bird with perfect timing.
Nice contrast with the BG.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Leslie,

Here in Holland we call these bird reigers,they can wait for houres to catch a fish.
Nice framing and colors.

regards mark

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-03-22 19:14]

Hi Leslie,
What a great shot. Perfect timing, the exposure is really sharp. Well done.

Great capture and timing. Good dof with nice details. The water is so clear and inviting. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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