Strike!

WHEN: 19 December 2017, 09:00
WHERE: Blackwater Valley Path, UK (Google map)

Cool weather brought the wildlife to the river in the run up to Christmas. It was a privilege to watch this master fisherman catch his breakfast. 1st two pictures are the build up to a strike, 3rd image shows the prize. I waited half an hour with a few near misses before success. The heron flew off shortly after eating this fish.

Heron Before Strike

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO1250, 1/640 sec.

Heron Strike

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO1250, 1/640 sec.

Heron with fish

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO1250, 1/640 sec.

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