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Little Egret swallowing a small fish


Little Egret swallowing a small fish
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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 4:20
Viewed: 2431
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph was taken in Shinobazu pond in Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo. When I was taking a walk the promenade along a pond, the little egret was found on the edge of the pond. It turned the beak to the direction of a pond, and it was walking slowly on the long foot, sometimes stopping. Probably, it tends to capture the small fish which is present in a pond. It was walking along the edge of a pond, sometimes it flew and moved to the islet in a pond, and was doing the same operation. This photograph catches by chance the moment a little egret catches and swallows at one gulp a small fish. It seems that this action is repeated for a while until it fills a belly and eats small fish when I observed well the habit of the little egret.

(p.s.)
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Egretta
Species: E. garzetta

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Dear Mikio,
I really like the composition of the photo. By cropping just above the head, the already long legs go on forever.

The leaves floating in the clear, clean water add interest to the image. The natural colours make it a pleasure to view your work.

I add your photo to my theme "animals feeding". Thanks for sharing

Greetings from South Africa
Ingrid Shaul

Hi Mikio,
nice bird. Interesting pose. Very good white balance. Interesting note.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-11 11:52]

Waaw Mikio,what a timing! The fish is flying on the beak of the egret,this is really a great capture,very good details in a difficult light and excellent exposure too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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