A bird eating a shark?

The following photograph depicts a Great Blue Heron in flight with a baby shark in its beak!

Great Blue Heron with a shark in its beak

Great Blue Heron flying away with a baby shark in its beak – Fort Desoto, Florida.

ISO 100 | f/5.6 | 1/2000 | Ap Mode w/ evaluative metering -1 EV | AI servo focus

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens, the Canon EOS 7D, mounted on a Jobu Design Gimbal head, over the Manfrotto 190CX carbon fiber tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is absolutely real! Those Great Blue Herons are fierce birds ad would eat anything given a certain size range. See below a blown up view on the beak:

Great Blue Heron eating a shark

Incredible!

Birds have a very powerful digestive system. The photograph below is another Great Blue Heron catching a Sea Horse this time.

Great Blue Heron catching a Sea Horse

Great Blue Heron catching a Sea Horse – Fort Desoto, Florida. See our full species index.

ISO 640 | f/8 | 1/2000 | Ap Mode w/ evaluative metering 0 EV | AI servo focus

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens + 1.4 EX III, the Canon EOS 7D, mounted on a Jobu Design Gimbal head, over the Manfrotto 190CX carbon fiber tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

Is not that another amazing catch? See below a blown up.

Great Blue Heron eating a Sea Horse

I feel bad for the Sea Horse

In both of the photographs presented, I applied a couple of filters from the Color Efex Pro 4 plug-in of Nik Softwares. Follow our link to enjoy a 15% discount on the latter! 🙂 The entire Nik Softwares collection is now for sale at $149. Add to that a 15% discount when following the link above, that gives you a very effective set of Photoshop plug-ins at $126.65!

ANSWER TO “Secrets for attractive blurs”: The first blur of Crows flying off was taken at 1/15 of a second shutter speed, while the Double-crested Cormorant was taken at 1/30 of a second shutter speed. This is partly why the ghosting effect is stronger with the Crows, as the shutter speed was a bit slower.

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3 Comments

  1. Which photograph do you prefer?

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  2. U F

     /  April 15, 2013

    These are impressive! My favorite one is the one of the full bird with the little shark… wow… super cool! Your awesome!

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  3. Wow!

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