Posted by Peter Lousberg on August 14, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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This Green Heron lives in a man-made tidal lagoon, under a fishing dock, at our condominium property, Madeire Beach, Florida. The lagoon connectes with the Intercoastal waterway, generating a communion of birds and salt water fish. At low tide early on a July evening, crouched low on the sea shell shelf of the lagoon, the Heron caught this wiggling spear nosed needle fish. The Heron flew to a sand beach where “eye to eye” the feast could begin. Somewhat surprisingly, the Heron swalloed the fish spear nose first.
Equipment: Canon EOS 50D. Lens: Canon EF 100-00mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. Hand held.
Settings: Manual, focal 300mm,1/250, f/7.1, ISO 200.