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Great Blue Heron
22-FEB-2009 Tom Munson

Great Blue Heron

Rockport TX

He tried and tried but just couldn't get it swallowed.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/750s f/9.5 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Len10-Jul-2009 03:42
Great catch-Both!! V.
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad04-Jul-2009 00:30
I sometimes bite off more than I can chew, also. :o)
Great shot! V
Jean D03-Jul-2009 23:45
Stunning capture and quite remarkable that it would even try to swallow such a large meal, Tom!
lou_rozensteins03-Jul-2009 23:44
Amazing! Did he have to let it go again? Great details. Well done. voted.
bill friedlander03-Jul-2009 20:16
Wow! The biggie that didn't get away. Lovely light and good timing. V
Char03-Jul-2009 19:00
Hi Tom,
Amazing light and details on this scene! Perfect capture. \/
Peter Stahl03-Jul-2009 18:50
An amazing capture for him and you. Excellent job Tom! ~
Tom Torbert03-Jul-2009 18:08
I have been wondering about this.. Thanks for posting the result.. Excellent action image.. V
Sam Rua03-Jul-2009 15:47
Nice capture, Tom. Light, color and detail are all great. I wonder what becomes of the fish after an unsuccessful meal...
Lise De Serres03-Jul-2009 14:08
Great shot Tom, what a perfect timing to capture this scene!!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)03-Jul-2009 14:03
Wow the fish is bigger than the Heron, great shot Tom.....
Baine Carruthers03-Jul-2009 11:34
sometimes I have the same problem : )
great catch
AlexP03-Jul-2009 08:45
Wow, what a catch for both of you! V!
Yi Feng03-Jul-2009 03:18
Wonderful timing on this one Tom!
Willy Alfaro03-Jul-2009 02:38
Great moment (for the bird)!! Excellent timing! V!
Larry Peterson03-Jul-2009 02:36
Another great image Tom. The light is superb. Herons need teeth.
Liz Bickel03-Jul-2009 02:06
Wow! That's a mouthful!
January Grey03-Jul-2009 01:46
Oh MY! That's one ambitious Heron! Fantastic catch, Tom! V~
Hank Vander Velde03-Jul-2009 01:36
Terrific catch Tom. I didn't think he could swallow that whopper.