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Fisherbird's Friend - I

Fisherbird's Friend - I
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Copyright: Gabi Klemm (klemmg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interacting birds, Birds' interaction with different bird species [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-08 18:21
Viewed: 4821
Points: 30
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Fisherbird’s Friend - I

On Sanibel you will find many accomplished feathered fisher”men”, accompanied by their “friends”.

The fishers, among them waders and pelicans, are very popular with their friends, who will happily tag along on a fishing trip and who are nice enough to make sure none of the flushed prey escapes and unnecessarily goes to waste.

Among these friends are various long-legged waders, especially small herons, and the gulls.
Though with the various waders the situation often reverses and the favour is returned.
I have not yet seen a gull helping out, but then this would require more legwork than a gull is suited for.

I have found a number of examples of this more or less cooperative inter-species behaviour, and will post them in this “Fisherbird’s Friend” series.

In this first one, a little blue heron is eager for any prey stirred up by a white ibis.

liquidsunshine, Dave, Fisher, LeBonhomme, coasties, dew77, metcher, thistle, hummingbird24, Luc has marked this note useful
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Well captured Gabi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Good framing and notes.
Thanks for posting, Have a good week.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-08 20:16]

Hi Gabi,
Very interesting and educational this cooperative effort you have brought to light!
A beautiful picture to demonstrate it also!
Thank you Gabi!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-08 20:26]

Hi Gabi,
Very good composition, excellent lighting,
great POV and DOF.
Well done and TFS!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-01-08 22:58]

Hi Gabi,

Nicely done and well composed.
White's back is cooked.


Bonjour Gabi,
very good compo, colors and sharpness. It's interresting to compare the two species side by side. Very nice shot improved by the note. Congratulations!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-09 3:37]

Hi Gabi, great capture. : )
I really like the intensity and expression on the little blue heron. He looks very hopeful.
Interesting interspecies behavior you have explained in your note. I would be really curious to see more examples thereof.
Sharp details, great exposure, wonderful POV and composition.
Well done and TFS. : )

A window of clarity one can almost pass through. Very sharp & crispy detail. Well done Gabi. :)

Hi Gabi

Stunning pair! Nicely composed, very good exposure, crisp, clear and sharp. Top shot! Congrats!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-09 4:32]

A wonderful study of the heron and ibis. Excellent capture Gabi, so nice and sharp too. Well seen and captured, thank you...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-09 5:42]

Hello Gabi!
Wonderful post.I liked clear details,POV,reflections on water anf composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Gabi.
Beautiful composition. Good colors and sharpness. Nce pair.

Lovely shot!
The quality is amazing - perfect, but it is the subject that makes this picture so interesting.
The water looks as if it was covered with this layer of ice and the reflections look great.
I like the picture a lot!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-01-10 20:58]

Wonderful picture, Gabi. So many details! Nice sharpness, lights, colours, POV and DOF!
Well done!!

All of the photos in this series is very interesting. I just love your portrayal of the co-opeative behaviour. I have not noticed it here, but will be on the look out for it know. Great depth of field and the exposure is great. Love this.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-25 19:49]

Thank you, Gabi.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.

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