Bird Photo Competition 5 2012 : Entry Number 147

Judges Comment

A radical viewpoint that we can appreciate as humorous, but which the heron's prey would perceive somewhat differently!

Photographers Comment

Thank you very much. My name is Lawrence McCrorey and I live in San Jose, Ca. This Great Blue was perched at the edge of a roof which allowed me to get into 'prey position'. I was surprised at how closely I was tolerated. I'm sure the bird could hear the shutter clicking and my heart pounding. This photo was taken in Campbell, California at the Los Gatos Creek Park using a Nikon D5100 and 55-300mm zoom [f/5.6 1/1600s ISO400 @300mm]. The only post-processing was a curves adjustment.