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 Great Blue Heron
25-JUN-2008 Tom Munson

Great Blue Heron

North Idaho

Canon EOS 40D,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/1000s f/9.5 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Jeanne Dammarell02-Aug-2008 22:24
This is the kind of image that leaves you wondering 'what comes next'. Excellent crisp shot.
blizzard01-Aug-2008 16:21
talk about drama and mood
perfect composition , color and detail v
blizzard01-Aug-2008 16:21
talk about drama and mood
perfect composition , color and detail v
Len11-Jul-2008 03:20
You've sure been at it -Excellent take. B.V.
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik08-Jul-2008 04:25
Great capture!!!
Sara C07-Jul-2008 14:54
Wow Tom this is great. You must be proud to get this moment. (v)
Sara C
Debbie Blackburn Beierle07-Jul-2008 05:11
WOW! Now that's a mouth-full!!! Good grief! Was he able to eat it??
Yiannis Pavlis05-Jul-2008 01:34
Here you composed a creative and attractive image.V
Char04-Jul-2008 12:11
Hi Tom,
An excellent capture with wonderful details. \/
January Grey04-Jul-2008 05:31
Talk about a mouth-full! ;) Fantastic catch, Tom! V~
john savage04-Jul-2008 05:02
Great shot Tom, Everything so sharp and great reflections of the reeds. V
Simon Chandler04-Jul-2008 03:05
Excellent capture. Great timing. Love the tone and composition, very artistic. v
Jess. ( Lady.D.)04-Jul-2008 02:41
Great reflection, good capture...
Jean D04-Jul-2008 02:26
Excellent capture for both of you, Tom! That's a big fish! Probably more then it can swallow! ~V~
Darren Murphy04-Jul-2008 00:39
Great shot Tom. Did he actually swallow the fish?
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad04-Jul-2008 00:06
Hope you didn't have to wait long for this. I've seen herons patiently standing in water for long periods of time before catching a fish. Voted
Brinn MacDougall03-Jul-2008 23:48
Different to see them in deep water and it was worth it..dinner is served..v
coaster03-Jul-2008 23:33
Great capture. What a fish!
SageCreek Images03-Jul-2008 22:39
I bet he had fun trying to swallow this huge fish..voted
Lise De Serres03-Jul-2008 21:33
I can't believe the size of the fish! Did he actually ate it? Great timing in capturing this shot!
Jay Levin03-Jul-2008 20:59
I assume he's going to put this in the freezer, Tom! Great capture. Vote
Ken Chambers ARPS03-Jul-2008 19:23
I think that I will send him fishing for me.....great shot.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography03-Jul-2008 18:44
Quite a big pray, great shot, Vote.
Larry Peterson03-Jul-2008 17:52
Great capture, Tom. Did he actually get this down. Very well done. V
Peter Stahl03-Jul-2008 17:33
Now thats a big catch. Terrific capture and comp Tom! GMV.
Marco Valk03-Jul-2008 17:17
superb capture of the heron with its prize. vote
Bryan Murahashi03-Jul-2008 16:08
Nice catch by the two of you. GMV.
Sandi Whitteker03-Jul-2008 15:34
Great capture Tom. Hip deep in mud seems worth it for this prize. Can't imagine how it's ever gonna swallow such a big fish though.
nicolebouglouan03-Jul-2008 15:32
Amazing captures! The picture and the fish of course!!! Vote!
Ed Goodnight03-Jul-2008 14:52
He will need a nap after consuming that fish!
Cecil Gardner03-Jul-2008 14:49
Looks like he's got a mouthful. Great shot! v.