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The Sniper.

By Mollycat
........ready to pounce.

Thank you for varied and interesting comments on yesterdays picture. With special thanks to Dave (HobbitDave0, Fred (263), Isabel and Walt for their valued UA'a. And Richard (Aeros) honoured me with his GEA.

Tags: General Bird Grey heron Wildlife and nature

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You’ve caught his eye intensely searching for food.
10 Jan 2018 8:38AM
What a super catch with this one Peter .GrinGrinGrin
10 Jan 2018 9:04AM
frozen in a target acquisition mode
10 Jan 2018 9:10AM
Great image. Well captured.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 9:15AM
Just lining up for the strike Peter, a great captureSmileSmileSmile

digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
10 Jan 2018 9:22AM
looks like lunch is about to be served

Graham GrinGrinGrin
10 Jan 2018 9:28AM
Excellent Peter, great pose and detail captured,
Toobi_Won 10 77 8 England
10 Jan 2018 10:04AM
Or is it a Snipe of the gutter variety?
Excellent capture!
rambler Plus
12 1.0k 17 England
10 Jan 2018 10:16AM
"Just need double top for the perfect finish"

Ken SmileSmile
10 Jan 2018 10:47AM
Nice one mate Smile
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
10 Jan 2018 11:10AM
Looking for a meal NOW!
Good shot, Peter.
10 Jan 2018 11:15AM
Love the beady eyes!
laura1 17 8
10 Jan 2018 11:36AM
well seen!

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 11:51AM
a brilliant shot Peter,
you must have grabbed that camera fast for this shot!!
lush 9 1 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 12:25PM
A joy. Delightfully different from the many Heron shots you see but so typical of the bird and scourge of the garden pond.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 12:58PM
Great pose and subject Peter! Excellent photo, Isabel GrinGrin
10 Jan 2018 1:14PM
Spear to the fore! Great shot, Peter, perfect timing.

10 Jan 2018 1:36PM
The silent killer. Chilling.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
10 Jan 2018 2:13PM
A great capture, Peter...hope he didn't pounce on you! GrinGrin
Trev Smile
10 Jan 2018 3:00PM
Excellent birding , Peter ! - Grey Heron is one of my favorites ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka. PS Never got a Heron with 109 mm focal length --- usually 500mm or something like that.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
10 Jan 2018 3:20PM
Great title fabulous image, Peter.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
10 Jan 2018 3:40PM
What a great shot of this bird and it's intense inspection of something off stage left: super shot, Peter.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 3:48PM
Nicely captured, Peter.
rhfoto 5 2
10 Jan 2018 4:35PM
Super sharp capture of this lovely bird, Peter.

10 Jan 2018 5:18PM
Super shot Peter. Cathy
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
10 Jan 2018 5:20PM
He has a look of pure determination Peter
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Jan 2018 6:31PM
I am loving this unusual perch for a heron!
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 6:37PM
A great pose beautifully caught.Smile
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 6:39PM
A terrific capture who looks well trained!
Mike_Smith Plus
13 774 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 7:30PM
The only thing these think about all day is fish, superb capture Peter
11 Jan 2018 12:00AM
The sniper is back on the roof. Great capture Peter.
Well captured - love the striking pose GrinGrinGrinGrin
11 Jan 2018 10:00AM
A very well timed shot Peter and a good title.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
14 Jan 2018 7:42AM
Terrific shot Peter , wonderful find

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