Grey Heron catching a small fish
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|This photograph was taken in Kiyosumi Garden in Tokyo Koto-ku. This garden was a stroll garden and was the residence of the wealthy merchant of the Edo period. Now, Tokyo metropolitan manages here and presents to general public. There is a big pond in the center inside the garden, and the pine tree, rocks, stone lantern and the bridge are arranged so that it may be surrounded. If I go to this garden, I will meet the Egret and Grey Heron other than many carps of a pond. Although the egret was not seen on that day, I saw the Grey Heron. It moved and stopped to the roof of tea house or the stone lantern. And, if it is hungry, it will come to the rocks of the edge of a pond and will capture the small fish which is in a pond with its sharp eye and a long beak. The Grey Heron of this garden does not escape easily, even if people approach near|
it. It seems to use to human being. I had followed together the motion of a Grey Heron for a while. This photograph catches the moment of having caught small fish out of the pond and inserting into a beak. Seemingly, it will not end this action, unless this bird also captures what ten fish. It is 88 - 98 cm full length. Weight is 1.2 - 1.8 kg. And, the upper surface is covered with the bluish gray feather. It inhabits a river, a lake, a marshland, a tidal flat, a paddy field, etc. Feeding habits are animal foods and eat fishes, amphibians, small mammals, the crustacea, an insect, etc.
1. Scientific Classification:
Species: A. cinerea
2. Catching moment from another angle: workshop
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- [2013-06-12 9:37]
brilliant capture and great timing ! .. well composed and presented ..
regards, nuri :D
- [2013-06-12 11:42]
Hi Mikio,a small dinner for the heron,but a great pic,it must to be proud to be taken by you..ehehe..the details and the colors are really fantastics,the best point of view too to see the small fish,perfect exposure too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
I like very much your action photo and have added your work to my theme "Animals feeding"
The clean, clear water is fascinating together with the sharp details in and on the water's edge
Thanks for sharing
Greetings from South Africa
I like this bird. Very good white balance. Nice composition. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,
Amazing capture with amazing clarity. I really like the looks of feet underwater. In my area, the heron is a very elusive bird. Always the photographed from afar.
照的很清晰 這鏡頭也很困難照的到 恭喜你成功
構圖美麗 尤其是水很美麗 輕輕蕩漾
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.