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Herons are generally solitary, but when territory and mates are involved, things can get a bit tetchy. This happened for about three seconds, before the two on the right decided that they would live to fight another day, so they flew off rather quickly after some token resistance.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dominance
Username:ColinEJ ColinEJ
Uploaded:3 Mar 2013 - 1:17 AM
Tags:Herons, Herons Fighting, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:71
Voters:Mike59 · luigitoi · Alda · S_Psharma · madshutter · paskinmj · SammyRatFan · Ade_Osman · Big_Beavis · prabhusinha · Hermanus · GeorgePlatis · Paintman · zapar40 · KarenFB · alant2 · jovanovic · Shane136 · Trev_B · Derek_Fearn · keithh · dave1967 · NaturesHaven · Lillian · 213hardy · ROB1972 · tomcat · davekeen · bulbulov · DeSilver · Nick_w · Quoise · TelStar · SlowSong · cabbie · pudd64 · Niknut · cattyal · richmowil · Brian_Scott · Bzox · Alan_Baseley · AnnChown · Rende · MD2009 · ValSaxby · uzi35mm · eviemay · Shedboy · Karrol · gwynn56 · LeeFisher · georgiepoolie · nrudge · lawbert · DixClix · Holmewood · PhillipMinnis · longhoss · JuBarney · Ayoob · ArtRat · brian17302 · Polina · TTCIMAGES · cheesey · kel55 · Jat_Riski · bluelemon · Paulspix · Somenath ·
Views:348
Unique Views:221

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Mike59
Mike59  7 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 - 1:24 AM

Great capture

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 2:24 AM

Spot on timing.
Matt

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 2:59 AM

A fantastic capture.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Mar 2013 - 5:21 AM

Excellent !!

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

Well taken

Shane

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 8:32 AM

An action packed detailed image Colin.

Trev

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dave1967
dave1967 Plus Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 - 9:03 AM

Great shot
Dave

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 9:12 AM

That really is wildlife captured at the perfect moment Colin
superb
Lillian

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NaturesHaven
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3 Mar 2013 - 9:13 AM

Natural wildlife behaviour captured beautifully....................GrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 10:12 AM

A cracking natural world image


Adrian

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davekeen
davekeen  6 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 - 10:47 AM

Brilliant

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Nick_w
Nick_w  84133 forum posts England99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 11:00 AM

It's rare I vote / comment on wildlife image, not that I don't like them, but you see so many just looking pretty on a branch. This really captures something about the birds, part of their habitat it's a truely outstanding image and well worth the award. The light, the technique composition are all first class.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65054 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 12:49 PM

Terrific action shot. Caught just at the right moment.
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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5963 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 5:16 PM

Great shot !!

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3 Mar 2013 - 6:40 PM

Superb!! First Class!!

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uzi35mm  2 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2013 - 9:13 PM

Excellent captureGrin

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Shedboy Plus Member 2Shedboy vcard United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 - 10:29 PM

Amazing.

Phil

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 7:58 PM

Wow, missed this one: a super action shot
Ju

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Ayoob
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6 Mar 2013 - 1:47 AM

What a beautiful image and captured..........GrinWink

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 6:05 PM

Wonderful photo, how could I miss this one
Regards Brian

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TTCIMAGES
TTCIMAGES  4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 - 10:56 AM

Stunning action capture ........

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bluelemon
bluelemon  3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 - 10:56 AM

Perfect capture ! a very beautiful photo, Congratulations...

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