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    Another fish eater

    I couldn't help it, made a stop on the way home again. Just never know when the Green Heron will show. He didn't but along with the Nutria I watched this Grebe eat 3 fish and here is a shot of each.

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Those are great nature shots well done.

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Thank you Jeff.

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Nice captures Jeep...wonders how you got so close. The Pied Billed Grebes I see here are elusive and most times far away.

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    Thanks Joe, they are no doubt wary. I think it was a combination of things that allowed me to get so close. Stealth on my part ofcourse lol, the fact he was more concerned with his hunting, I moved only when he went under water with his back turned, and the 400mm got me the rest of the way. They usually don't come so close to land and are quick to scoot but the hunting was good.

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Hi Paul,

    I too was wondering about how you got so close - thanks for the story.

    Great series, well done,

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Thank you Dave. I spent a good 45min with the little guy until another came to steal his prize. I did get a couple shots off of him running across the top of the water fish in mouth and through the water bound trees. Unfortunately the shot that he is clear of the trees is soft and the one where he is partially blocked is sharp. Thats how it goes.

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Great shots. I love to see birds doing something rather than sitting or flying. Of course, that other "something" is usually eating.

    A local bird photographer who shoots Western Grebes uses a 400mm f/2.8 Nikon with a 1.5x (I think that is the power) teleconverter. And he hand holds the rig at over 70 years of age!

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    Re: Another fish eater

    Thanks Richard, I agree action at least and eating is better and something interesting or unusual works much better than static. That is some set up to be handholding, heavy and long. I hope I can do that when I reach anything close to that age.

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