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    Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Caught a break in the rain and decided to see what was out and about. This is the same Heron I caught with the frog a few days ago. Today he was quite actively feeding.
    This first image was a a long way off but I did not want to miss it before it went down the hatch. I could not see what it was that he had. I shot two frames quick and then made my way in closer.

    Big fat Salamander
    Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Then for dessert he changed it up and caught this Oriental Weatherfish
    Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Salamander for lunch anyone?

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Great looks, Paul. For the first two, how far away were you?

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Lon, thanks. For the first I was about 60 yrds and the rest were right around 10 yards maybe a couple more for the second shot.

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Lucky you
    Here, the herons don't let you approach to less than 30-40 m in general :/

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Wow! THAT is some capture - both yours and by the bird.

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Great shots, Paul. That salamander looks like a pretty big meal for that bird - and then he went for dessert!

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Thanks Revi, it's all in the approach and what the bird is doing at the time. Keep trying and you will get closer.

    Bobo, it surprised me...I never knew we had Salamanders that big here in WA.

    Thanks Terri, actually they regularly eat much bigger meals, the largest I know of was an adult Pied Billed Grebe.

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Great shots Paul, well done.

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Thanks, Joe. mI still like the frog from a couple days back a bit better but am happy to have got the Saly.

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    GREAT SHOTS. 70-200?

    Can you find the frog shot, Paul?

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    Re: Salamander for lunch anyone?

    Thanks Miguel. 70-400 actually. The frog is in the link I'll post below. These still are not as good as I wanted but sometimes you just have to deal with the messy backgrounds. I wish they could all be as clean as the catfish image of mine.[well maybe not all, I do like to see some habitat] You can find that one in my birds gallery in my signature link.

    The frog catch... There are better places to get warm

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