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Egret feasting on a young koi

Egret feasting on a young koi
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ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 03, 2010
Wonderful capture! You can even see the surprise on the poor koi's face !
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud April 03, 2010
oh, what a great shot
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 03, 2010
Excellent shot, great detail
dennischeeseman PRO+
 
dennischeeseman April 04, 2010
Excellent close up shot
Shadowfax
 
Shadowfax April 05, 2010
Fantastic capture !!
Venny
 
Venny April 06, 2010
Great capture!
nitti
 
nitti April 06, 2010
Awesome
hannez157
 
hannez157 April 06, 2010
impressive!
shema
 
shema April 06, 2010
wow! incredible, love the contrast and detail, nice feature shot
ltj PRO+
 
ltj April 06, 2010
Nothing personal he said,FANTASTIC CATCH for the both of you.
sugar2th
 
sugar2th April 07, 2010
Awesome clarity and color!
ashley3140601
 
ashley3140601 April 07, 2010
congrats on the feature beautiful photo
leapdaybride
 
leapdaybride April 07, 2010
excellent capture! congrats...well deserved!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography April 08, 2010
Wow, wow and wow! Great picture! Congratulation!!!
jeanlphotos
 
jeanlphotos April 08, 2010
congrats.beautifully shot
photography4
 
photography4 April 12, 2010
awsome photo!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 April 13, 2010
This is an incredible shot.
kari357 PRO+
 
kari357 April 22, 2010
Awesome capture, great job
Chelsea4
 
Chelsea4 April 28, 2010
COOL!
billium Premium
 
billium May 06, 2010
great job here, wonderful capture!!!!
fstop
 
fstop May 07, 2010
This is so good! Everything from the clarity and composition, to the timing involved, the detail, the colors, (love the droplets of water on the koi).
Just a darn good shot.
menics13
 
menics13 May 09, 2010
what a wonderful shot! :)
JaredManeggio
 
JaredManeggio May 09, 2010
Awesome shot
karenr PRO+
 
karenr May 09, 2010
Beautiful photograph
bonafide831
 
bonafide831 May 09, 2010
love it
PjEaglePhotography
 
PjEaglePhotography May 11, 2010
It does not get any better than this...Great capture and camera skills. ;> pj
Gilbert PRO+
 
Gilbert May 30, 2010
Great shot.... poor fish! (Lunch I guess?)... (~:
KatePurdy PRO
 
KatePurdy June 10, 2010
Perfect title, beautiful image!
laruecherie
 
laruecherie August 12, 2010
Nice Shot!
meems
 
meems September 11, 2010
This is a great shot! Hope you entered it in the orange contest!
aliusmanwahyuhidayat
 
aliusmanwahyuhidayat November 25, 2010
Nice Photo!
Shanelle15
 
Shanelle15 December 27, 2010
congratulations on the feature :)
rapinac5
 
rapinac5 March 17, 2011
Awesome picture & very fitting title.
tra rader
 
tra rader April 16, 2011
great shot!!!!!
kimba
 
kimba June 07, 2011
LOL SNAKES GOT ALL MY GOLD FISH LOVE THE SHOT
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 16, 2011
Awesome shot, hope he enjoyed his meal

jamieross
 
jamieross February 26, 2012
Great shot, in my favourites.
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 March 06, 2012
This is a very cool shot, I love it!
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest March 13, 2012
Nice shot, clever caption. Congrats on the feature.
ashotinthedark
 
ashotinthedark June 10, 2012
seriously you were there for that moment, congratulations and more.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 15, 2012
Awesome capture! Congrats.
nilloc223
 
nilloc223 February 03, 2013
This is awesome! Great timing!
Carli
 
Carli February 26, 2013
wow! amazing shot! :D

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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this at Disney's Epcot center, in Orlando, Florida.
Time
About 5:15 PM
Lighting
Natural lighting
Equipment
This was shot with my first Canon, a Rebel XS, coupled with a 70-200L lens, shot at 200 mm. It was hand-held.
Inspiration
I was at the Japanese Pavilion, just enjoying the beautiful Japanese landscaping by their Koi pond, when this egret flew in, and stood eyeing the pond. I stood watching him as he watched the fish, apparently selecting which one he would pick up for lunch, and I slowly took out my camera, removed the lens cover, and aimed it in his direction. Suddenly, he swooped down into the water and came up with the coy pictured here. It looked as though he was posing, but I think he was just waiting for the koi to stop flopping so he could swallow it without losing it. While waiting, I quickly set the shutter speed to 1/1000 sec and snapped as many photos as I could. Handheld.
Editing
Sharpening and color saturation, mostly.
In my camera bag
Canon 6d, Canon 7d, 70-200L, 17-40L, 85mm, polarizing filters, Canon Speedlite 430EX ii, Manfrotto190xprob tripod w/ballhead.
Feedback
Be patient, be aware of background and lighting, and take as many photos as possible of your subject, and know that mistakes and missed shots are part of the learning process - don't beat yourself up when they happen.

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