The fish wriggled all the way down after the heron swallowed it. Have to say I felt a bit sorry for the fish. I prefer mine battered with a few chips on the side....
i DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THE hERON STOOD PATIENTLY, BUT i BET WHEN IT GOT THE CATCH THE TENSION WAS RELEIVED
Wow that is one big darn fish Nik ! Isn't that a wonderful sight?
I had to think hard to remember what a tench was (is) - its been such a long time since I saw or heard the word.
This is a wonderful shot - well done - David in North Carolina
Hi Mike and David, nice to hear from you both. I have to admit I did not know what kind of fish it was (other than an unlucky one) until I got home and looked in a book! I was just plain lucky being in the right place at the right time for once. Regards, Nik
As you said David that IS one BIG DARN FISH, but I reckon that the Heron came off best, the fish got it's chips!
The herons always amaze me with their seemingly lazy walking in the shallow water and then in the blink of an eye get some fish!Nice capture!
Best wishes, Andy
Thanks for your comments and awards. I was pleased with this as the heron caught me by surprise with the fish and it was a "snap and hope for the best" kind of shot... but I got it!
did he swallow it? surely its too big for his throat!
Hi Steve, was on maximum zoom here so not to sure just exactly what I had till I got home. Lucky heron! Thanks for the like.
Unda, sadly for fish the heron swallowed the lot!
A wonderful shot, wildlife is my next subject to tackle so gives me some ideas
Hi Frank, nice to meet another "Pano" member.
Many thanks for your the like and your comments on the heron. Wildlife is a great subject, you can't go wrong 'cos if they animals don't play the game then there is always a landscape...... Happy snapping.
Such a great moment, well captured!
Greetings from Michigan,
Many thanks Doerthe, I did wonder if the heron would manage the wriggling fish - but he did!
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