Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pic of the Day

  Tri-colored Heron – Estero Lagoon; Fort Myers Beach, Florida:  While shooting the feeding frenzy at Estero Lagoon this Tri-colored Heron caught a sheepshead and walked straight toward me.  The heron stopped less than 10 feet from me and began to  manipulated the fish in many position before sending it down its gullet.  This is just one of many shots I took.  I shot six frames, which took about a second, then the event was over.  So, there was no time to switch cameras to get a full frame shot.   With that said I must confess that I do like the close-up image,  as it shows much more detail in the prey, and centers on the action itself.  I will eventually post more images of this sequence.

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 300mm 2.8VR, Digital Capture, 1/1,250 sec. @ f4.5

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