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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-x, Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 23:03
Viewed: 2790
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my last post I termed these birds a thief. Here comes the proof.

I was standing under a tree bside the Hyeongsan river to take some BIF shots, especially of this gray heron. It seemed undecided about where to feed. Sometimes standing on the water & sometimes going to the other side of the river bank at low levels - so unusual of the big herons.

I understood the matter when I heard an alarm call - the - beating of the golden retreat of this bird. Behind it was , not sure which one, a small bird of the size of a magpie or a dove (or whatever). The heron was at low levels & hence slow. The tail chaser was also cursing it, albeit with proportionate low volume. They made a couple of low passes over my head.

Given the perpendicularity of the situation - I abstained from trying to get both the thief & the police in one frame, and focused on the former. This is the result. I have cropped rather heavily - so that - I can show you the effect of dread on the eyes, after being charged for herony felony. Must have sneaked into a passerine nest.

Due to the limitation of TN the picture quality is not good here. A slightly better version is posted here

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-04-08 23:21]

really nice closeup. good work. nice timeing.

Hello Subhayan
Great fun with this species hey?
Fine in flight capture,great timing from a low POV.Would love to see the light on it's face ;)..
Thank You
Kind regards
J.Diogo

Hello Subhayan

This one is a great close-up in-flight shot of
the heron, superb focus, great sharpness and details,

TFS

Asbed

Hi Subhayan,
nice photo of this this bird in flight. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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