Wild bird/s

Challenge #5 in the Wild animals series. Hosted by Kris Bell.
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Show off your best picture of a bird (or birds) in its natural environment. Try to be as original as possible - perhaps an unusual crop on the feet, or a wide-angle habitat shot where the bird is only a small (but integral) component of the overall picture. Please also include the species name and approximate location.
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Black Crowned Night Heron with fresh catch
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Heron just caught this unlucky fish from a drainage canal in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, HI about 30 seconds before photo was taken. First day of using my new lens.
Submitted: Thursday, 1st March, 2012 07:58 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 17th February, 2012
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 400
Notes: Hand held (braced against railing). JPEG from camera with some cropping and increase in saturation/sharpening in Canon Image Browser. Taken about 1 hour before sunset on an overcast day.
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