December 1, 2011

Theme Day: Action Shot

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I believe this is a tri-colored heron on a fishing expedition in Sarasota Bay next to Ken Thompson Park. I had just bumped up the shutter speed in hopes of capturing the bird popping up with a flailing fish. Turns out, I really like the water drops frozen in mid-air, which depict the quick force of the bird shoving its beak into the water. It also shows action...and, that's today's theme in the City Daily Photo community. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.  And...check in tomorrow to see what the heron caught for dinner!

15 comments:

Nathalie said...

Brilliant action !

May I ask what camera you use? I'm thinking of changing mine and am curious as to what others are using.

J Bar said...

Great capture.
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We are: clamco said...

This photo is so amazingly clear that the water drops look like 3D coming right at me! So cool!

Ernie said...

Nice shot. I think that's a reddish egret, though. Tri-color's are white on the underside, but you may just not be able to see that in this angle.

Jim Klenke said...

great capture, i like those drops also.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This image is fantastic on so many levels SRQ. Love the reflections that are being made all shimmery by the movement of his head, and the water splashes are brilliant, superb shot indeed!!

Dr. Moxie Awesome said...

Awesome shot!

I actually managed to capture one of these guys during a hunting trip for lizards;

http://shootingannabellee.blogspot.com/2011/01/365-photo-project-day-5-lunch.html

Took about 100 shots to get it though haha

VP said...

You got action and reflection in the same beautiful image!

Haddock said...

What you say is right.
Those water drops speak a lot about the speed of the dart into the water to catch the prey.
Its really interesting to watch these birds go about their daily business.

Bergson said...

good choice : poor fish!!

Halcyon said...

THis is lovely! I love the way the water seems to stand still. You've caught the action perfectly here.

Lowell said...

So great. I couldn't help but laugh out loud! Wow!

Choppography said...

This action shot is amazing. Great timing!

Tamera said...

You really captured the spirit of Theme Day! Great shot!

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Wonderful!