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    Yes horrific setting. But this is where you see them here. This image was made at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Tyre, New York on 5/19/19 at 9:37AM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Hand held, Medium crop.

    Canon 5D MarkIV
    Sigma 150-600 Contemporary
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    ISO 400
    f8.0
    1/2000sec

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    Amazing what these guys can swallow. Very nice on the exposure and DOF John. It is usually tough to get a decent BG in heron country but maybe
    cloning out the bright stick under the bird's neck might be a good idea here.

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    Awesome behavioral image, maestro of the Sigma contemporary... The environment is what it is leaving me to only wish for a lower angle. EXP, SH and details are off the chain... TFS

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    The action is great and I really like the excellent position of the fish in the heron's mouth. Great to see both eyes so well.
    I think the droplet of blood is very poignant.
    The BG is really unfortunate and would be hugely improved by cloning out that large stick below the bird and I would also remove the stick coming out of the forehead.
    Cloning those sticks out would make this pic pretty special
    Gail

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    This is a really fantastic. The orientation of the fish and the juxtaposition of the eyes is outstanding. Had you been able to get a fully watery BG this would have been unbelievable.

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