Oh nice series, Allen. Difficult lighting conditions, but great poses and action. The wingspread on the first one is darn impressive. I’ve seen them fly so close to the water that the leading primaries actually drag in it. The water droplets flying are fantastic. Great stuff. And the fishing! I don’t know who was more patient for the catch, you or the bird! The third shot definitely needs a CCW rotation to straighten it up, though. Poor catfish. Big one. Did it manage to get it down?
Also…when you say the lens is Contemporary, do you just mean the latest version of it?
Nice work, Allen. Terrific details in all three shots and the action is fantastic. Can you post what your focal range was for all three shots? Were you at like 400mm…600mm? I am thinking about upgrading to this exact setup, and I’m just curious. Thanks
Hi Allen, Great series and thank you for sharing. I like all three but the in flight is my favorite. You did a great job capturing this bird in its natural environment. Great detail and point of view. I am envious that the bird catches bigger fish than I do. Be safe, Brian
Very nice take off, the lighting really helped to bring out the blues and gray of this Great Blue and the spray is a nice touch. We have shad and catfish, I have never seen blue take one on.
All three are very nice, but the in flight one is the best. Excellent pose and the position of the feet suggests that the heron was about to do some maneuvering. The catfish is a yellow bullhead and I find it amazing that they can swallow those fish even with those fin barbs. Great series…Jim
All very nice, but I’m in the group liking the first one. I like the water splash and the droplets coming off the feet and the overall pose makes for one of the best heron flight shots I’ve seen. It would have been interesting to watch him down the catfish. I do like the environmental aspect of the third shot.