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Great Blue Heron



A Great Blue Heron with a Fish

A Great Blue Heron with a Fish
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BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios February 20, 2016
Well done ..GREAT capture
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography February 20, 2016
Many thanks
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden February 20, 2016
Love it!
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography February 20, 2016
Many thanks
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 March 03, 2016
Wowww!!! Amazing capture!!! :)
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography March 04, 2016
thank you so much
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic March 06, 2016
Great shot! *Img of the Month.
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography March 06, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana March 13, 2016
Awesome capture!
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography March 13, 2016
Thank you so much :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 06, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography June 06, 2016
Thank you so much _ sent you a separate message but don't know why it doesn't show up here - not used to VB messaging yet :)
MollyBlackmore
 
MollyBlackmore July 29, 2016
Incredible shot, well done!!
JonDavatzPhotography
JonDavatzPhotography July 29, 2016
thank you so much - have a great weekend
Cikabum
 
Cikabum February 15, 2018
Nice one. I wonder how would that looked with more water drops from the fish's tail ????

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Dana Point, California, harbor while I went out for a walk early in the morning.
Time
I did go for a walk and about 7:30am,
Lighting
The light was the early morning hours light I love the most.
Equipment
Just my new Nikon D5300 camera and a 55-300 kit lens (Nikkor)
Inspiration
I noticed this heron standing on the border of the water. I said to myself. Well, let's see what he is up to.There was a guy fishing close by. After observing the Heron for about 15-20 minutes, he suddenly jumped in the water and came back with a big mackerel in his beak, ate it entirely. I did shoot every single frame from the time the bird came back, turned the fish and swallowed it. The fisherman was a little jealous as his fish were smaller than the ones the Heron caught.
Editing
Minor post processing, adjustment of clarity and tones.
In my camera bag
I always go out with my Nikon D5300, 18-55mm and 55-300mm lens.
Feedback
Observe your surroundings, be patient and don't go to close to wildlife. Just live the moment, connect with the animal and wait things to happen.

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