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  #143 Fill the Frame (Revisited)
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Green Heron Gets His Lunch       ©2014 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       5th place, 136 points
1/800s, f5.6, ISO 320, 324mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, adjusted brightness, sharpened, increased color saturation on the bird, resized. All using PS Elements.       Extra Info: None
 
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Mepo
Jun 4, 2014
    Thanks for the extra info. That is one camera I find very attractive, especially the tilting eye piece although I hear the rubber eye cup is a must-have accessory. I have great difficulty with lcd backs in sunlight even after I put shutter doors on them (aftermarket). The detail and colour in your shot are fantastic and Kudos for your capture. 5 frames a second sounds very impressive! I would have been proud to have taken this shot!

ysal
Jun 3, 2014
    Thank you for all your encouraging comments everyone!

This was shot at a small man-made lake adjacent to a water treatment center. In the winter the place is full of migrating birds but only a few herons are there in the summer time. I followed and watched this small green heron for a very long time until I was able to recognize his body language when he was about to strike. The rest was matter of waiting and firing off a bunch of shots in burst mode. I was 10 - 15 feet above him on an embankment. I did not have a tripod but was able to secure the camera against a solid object. This was shots with my GX7 (which I just got!) and 100-300mm.

RolandB
Jun 2, 2014
    Exciting capture. Congratulations on your Top 5 finish!

Mepo
Jun 2, 2014
    Super shot. I hope you will tell us more about it.

Jade O.
Jun 2, 2014
    DofD nearly topped mine! I do want to know everything about how you got this!

mrsawyer
Jun 2, 2014
    Congrats on your top 5 finish. The degree of difficulty boosted this one in my voting.

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Lo
Jun 1, 2014
    Great shot! What perfect timing. Love the detail and colour.

SteveBee
Jun 1, 2014
    Wonderfully sharp. Well done.

Mepo
Jun 1, 2014
    Spectacular capture - very well done!

forkcandles
May 31, 2014
    the fish looks a bit down in the mouth
sorry couldn't resist
good capture and filled the frame

BarbroS
May 31, 2014
    Nice sharp capture of the bird and his catch - I like the diagonal composition.

Jade O.
May 31, 2014
    Great great capture. I want to know everything about how you did this. The detail and colour is incredible.

davep56
May 31, 2014
    Great image and nice timing to capture the fish in the beak

cookiejar
May 31, 2014
    What a great capture. Look at those eyes!

dk
May 30, 2014
    Terrific clarity, composition and a telling peak into the bird's day. I might have cloned out the distracting yellow leaf.
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