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    We watched this guy make a number of attempts in a pond at Merritt Island NWR, in late afternoon light one day last month. Here, he stayed suspended for awhile and finally made a lunge... (see next pane).

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    He lost his footing, and plunged into the pool, disappearing completely under the water.....

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    ...and then finally reemerged, with a tiny morsel for his efforts.

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    Immediately put a smile on my face remembering this moment. Quite accurate considering the loss of footing. Very nice sequence captured. Great light and dark BG.

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    Bill this is really entertaining and great photography, I think it would have gone exceptionally well in the Story Sequences forum too.
    Focus is spot on colours are really good, I love the contrast too

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    Love the story and images. Thank for sharing Bill.


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    fantastic compositions and great exposure on the bird. Love it

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    The more I look at this, the more I like the 2nd post best. Love how you caught the eye just before it was submerged.

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    This is just great Bill I have enjoyed them all,beautifully caught.

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    Echoing everyone else here but great sequence. The second one with the hint of eye is also my favorite. Love how the bird pops against the BG

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    Great series. I like both of the first two images and it's hard to pick one but I think I'm in agreement on the second one. Catching the eye just before it went under was perfect timing.

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    that's a pretty cool pose Bill, love the stretched neck and the dark BG
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    Super focus, wonderful series here Bill, well done!

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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the comments.

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    The first frame is simply awesome Bill and I love the pose and the details all set up with that dark background. The rest of the frames tell the story nicely. Great job
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    Thanks Dave.

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    That is just awesome. Congrats on such an unusual/exciting capture!

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    Thanks Brandon.

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