Great Blue Heron lunching

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

I watched as two herons took out 8 fish. I shot 153 frames of the fish being caught, skewered, flipped, positioned and finally digested.

This was by far the best of them. The fish (if you ZOOM -use the link to learn how in the new format - has its mouth wide open - I am sure it was screaming in terror.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (10)

Yorkshire Sam on April 16, 2012

I think it's singing that great Tom Jones classic... Please release me.

Nice one, even if 152 weren't as good, I've filled a 4GB card and had nowt to show anyone before !

Yorkshire Sam on April 16, 2012

yeah I know it was Engy Hump's song but I remember it done by Mr Jones.

David Brown Photogra… on April 17, 2012

Thank you very much Sam

This shot still delights me to look at! This sums up why we do photography - for ourselves and our own delight in what we take.

On the Tom Jones from how about.......

Your love keep lifting me higher (out the water)?

(It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall in Love Again

(Won't You Give Him) One More Chance?

All mine?

Do what you gotta do?

I Can Turn You Loose?

.....and so on and so on.


Nick Todaro on April 18, 2012

Something fishy here I am not trying to accuse you of anything Jethro, but one of my shots is missing, could this be the one! :)) Like.


David Brown Photogra… on April 18, 2012

Could be the same heron NICK but I guarantee its not the same fish!

They say they are two different species of heron.... they look the same to me.

Many thanks - Jethro

((Ospr3y)) on April 26, 2012

Great close-up. Nice series!

Patty Arsenault on May 8, 2012

Fabulous shot, Jethro. Well done! like, of course!

Cheers -Patty

David Brown Photogra… on May 9, 2012

Thank you Liam

Many thanks Patty

Best wishes to you both - Jethro

brian gillman on November 3, 2012

Well caught! Super shot! Remarkable detail! Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

David Brown Photogra… on November 4, 2012

Thank you Brian - this heron is a vegetarian so I had to bribe the heron and a very suspicious fish to pose for me!


Have a great weekend - Jethro

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 16, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2012/04/15 12:48:37
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash