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  #123 Best of the Challenge Period
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Gotcha!       ©2013 LaRee
PENTAX K-5       3rd place, 173 points
1/1000s, f8, ISO 400, 270mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: All edits in Lightroom, crop, white balance adjustment, sharpen, cloned a couple ugly spots in the water.       Extra Info: Some days if I'm lucky the water is more blue in the river. This wasn't one of the lucky days but I was lucky to get this shot at just the right time. The fish this egret pulled out was not so impressive though. All that work for just a wee little nibble of a fish.
 
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LaRee
Mar 9, 2013
    Thank you all for the comments and votes. Gee 27 folks voted on this one. That is impressive all by itself! I got lucky in two ways, I worked early to have some daylight to take a walk after work (working Saturday) and I got lucky on the catch on this one. Thanks again!

Mepo
Feb 14, 2013
    Congratulations - absolutely super shot. I think your experience is showing re the timing of the shot - perfect.

Adirondack Gal
Feb 12, 2013
    Timing is everything! This is a very nice image. Congratulations on your finish in a VERY tough field of entries!

mrsawyer
Feb 12, 2013
    Congrats LaRee! Glad that you have time to capture these special moments!

Jade O.
Feb 12, 2013
    Well deserving of a top 5 finish and I see you're on an upward trend!

RolandB
Feb 11, 2013
    Congratulations, LaRee. I love watching these guys fish.

Lo
Feb 11, 2013
    Congratulations - a really superb shot.

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RolandB
Feb 11, 2013
    Win some, lose some. Small fish, but a great photo! Wonderful reflection and water splash.

evaan
Feb 11, 2013
    Beautifully sharp shot. Cool action and reflection.

elliott
Feb 10, 2013
    great capture. in my number one or two spot.

Old Finn
Feb 10, 2013
    Very nice. Well composed, good work.

doto
Feb 9, 2013
    Excellent timing! looks like it's caught itself :)

Lo
Feb 8, 2013
    I have to say I really like the muted grey of the water, and the timing is just spectacular!

dogma02
Feb 8, 2013
    Great capture - lots of detail in the egret, and love the splash!

Jade O.
Feb 8, 2013
    I've tried this (photography not fishing with my mouth) and the success ratio is quite low so you've done well to get the pose, reflection, and timed the strike just right. Given all that the loss of definition in the feathering is a very minor quibble.

forkcandles
Feb 8, 2013
    pictures are difficult to capture like this. the egret enjoyed the food. and the splash was brillant

Uloo
Feb 8, 2013
    Amazing Shot ! Perfect timing.

Mepo
Feb 8, 2013
    I suggest the grey water is perfect, I don't think blue would have the same effect. Fantastic shot - I just love it - it's one I would love to have captured myself. Love the way you have composed the reflection and bird itself. The exposure is spot on showing lots of detail in the white areas especially and the slash is a huge bonus. My top pick in an incredibly difficult field.
Edited on Feb 8, 2013
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