Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/02/13

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Sunday Heron
From: chris at (Chris Crawford)
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:00:39 -0500

My grandpa (not the one I have photos of on my website, my other grandpa)
used to own a lake cottage where we would go fishing. Herons used to wade
around the shallow areas of the lake all the time. Once, I saw one grab a
gigantic Bluegill. It was HUGE, about 8 inches long and 5 inches tall. A
heron's neck is skinny, about 3 inches thick. The bird carried the fish onto
the shore and swallowed it. The bluegill made a bulge sliding down the
heron's neck. It had barely disappeared into the bird's body when the
heron's head darted down to the ground and grabbed a fat bullfrog!

Chris Crawford
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On 2/13/11 10:28 PM, "jack maddox" <jmaddox01 at> wrote:

> The reflection makes the photo for me. Great shot.
> Jack
> Barney Quinn wrote:
>> I came across this Great Blue Heron just as the sun was setting at the
>> Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay
>> last weekend. Great Blue Herons may well be my favorite birds.
>> Comments and Criticisms Welcome!
>> Barney
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