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A Leap Gone Wrong by Kippenwolf A Leap Gone Wrong by Kippenwolf
This image of an American Bittern with a Frog was captured at Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida with my Canon Rebel XTi and Tamron 200-500 zoom mounted on my BushHawk
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moreMDM Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The right place at the right time is the mantra...
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moreMDM Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't decide which is most appealing...
the frog, the gorgeous Bittern, or the capture of the act itself!
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This encounter with the American Bittern was a lucky catch for me while walking through the wetlands one morning.

the Bittern was in a area shaded by a kiosk of reeds which blocked out most of the sunlight and I was focusing on wildlife on the sunny side, just opposite of where the Bittern was hiding.

I happend to notice the comotion as he snagged the frog in mid-leap and I just started snapping shots as he wrestled with the frog.

I wish this encounter between the Bittern and the frog would taken place in better sunlight...but I was happy to catch the encounter anyway.

Thanks again for taking the time to to view and comment on this photo image. I appreciate your positive feedback.
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moreMDM Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome!
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010   General Artist
WOW! poor froggie aww haha, AMAZING shot!
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my image of the American Bittern with the Frog and I appreciate your positive feedback.

Yep, it was definitely a BAD day fot the frog!
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whitewave-moth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
poor frog but well done with grabbing the moment, and beautifully :)
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to view my image of the American Bittern with the frog and for your kind appraisal of the image!
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whitewave-moth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
youre very welcome, that was an amazing capture
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ntwrina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Trully, an amazing shot!
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! and thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my image of the Amercian Bittern with the Frog! I appreciate your positive appraisal and was glad you liked it!
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ntwrina Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
You're welcome! In a mess like DA (because that is DA nowdays...) it's good to find some truly amazing photos... This is one of them!
Keep up the good work!
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lalisa-doniho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
great moment :D
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my image of the American Bittern with the Frog! Thanks for your positive appraisal as well.

You were right and I was fortunate to catch such a great moment, I just wish I it had been captured under better light!
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lalisa-doniho Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
yup, you're welcome :D

sometimes moment is more important than the lighting, don't worry
and this is wildlife and candid photos.
i think the moment is more important than perfect lighting in this genre :)
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Time-Traveling Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010   Photographer
Two things - Great shot and ouch...hahahaha
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Two things-

Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my image of the American Bittern and the Frog...

and secondly...you were right...OUCH just about sums it up!
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Time-Traveling Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010   Photographer
Hahahaha - you are welcome!!
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture! I think that the lighting is perfect for this picture.
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing shot! Just the right moment :D
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Kippenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I spend about 5 hours each Saturday or Sunday morning at the wetlands and I see alot of wild stuff, but you are absolutely correct when you spoke of the right momment...with everything that happens in the wild, capturing images of wildlife doing wild things is all about timing...

unfortunately wildlife photography can complicate things...because being at the right place at the right time isn't always enough, you also have to have the right equipment, lenses, shutter speed, apeture and lighting...

The 100 or so images I manage to collect with my camera are only a fraction of the cool stuff I get to see during my walks through the wetlands.

Thanks for your kind appraisal of my image of the Bittern and his Frog!
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Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Dang, five hours? Lucky you, I've got two hours and then I've got to come inside and do my homework XD Even on weekends, my mom doesn't let me stay out more than that :/

But you're welcome ^^
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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