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Challenge: Summertime Meals (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Location: Clear Lake Texas
Date: Jul 25, 2010
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Birds, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2010

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Place: 12 out of 63
Avg (all users): 5.9378
Avg (commenters): 6.5833
Avg (participants): 5.4571
Avg (non-participants): 6.0443
Views since voting: 1245
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 193
Comments: 13
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08/04/2010 12:10:11 AM
Thanks for all the positive comments! This one was great fun, and at 5.9+ I believe I've made it to one of the infamous groups here on DPC!

This juvenile yellow crowned night heron(?) snagged this meal from a lake near my apartment, dropped it on the levee he's standing on, and fought for 20 minutes to no avail. The fish was just too big, and the bird could never figure out how to get it in its hungry bill. When a fisherman approached, he grabbed his catch, flew back out over the lake, and accidentally dropped the fish!!

O well, win some-lose some.

Thanks again :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2010 08:43:59 PM
How can you eat anything that meets your eye???!!! loll
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08/03/2010 07:51:48 PM
Nice catch!
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07/31/2010 09:45:23 PM
Nicely done. Great concept to move away from plates n meals.
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07/31/2010 09:25:57 AM
if it was on a beach, or if i could see water, the picture would have made a lot more sense
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07/30/2010 11:24:43 PM
nice catch
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07/29/2010 08:09:31 PM
Excellent catch.
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07/29/2010 01:13:34 PM
poor fish, he doesn't even stand a chance
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07/28/2010 07:49:11 PM
Great shot. Love the way the fish appears to be looking at the bird.
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07/28/2010 12:56:31 PM
Nice shot, great clarity, 7.
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07/28/2010 11:40:20 AM
A hard-to-get image handled quite well. 7
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07/28/2010 10:10:58 AM
Great clarity, especially in the eye. It technically fits the challenge, but not really what interests me.
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07/28/2010 12:17:29 AM
how on earth is that teeny little heron going to eat that fish? and any idea what sort of heron it is?
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