Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition…from hunting to dinner

Posted: November 27, 2015 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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I love watching fishing birds.  They wait patiently, sometimes motionless  for many minutes.  When they do moved, their bird legs lift in slow motion.  But when their fish dinner is spotted, they strike with lightning speed.  The reward?  Sushi.  As the today’s photo challenge theme is transition, I think these photos, although of two different birds, illustrate the transition from hunting to eating perfectly.

copyright janet m. webb 2015

copyright janet m. webb 2015

  1. Sandra says:

    Lovely photos Janet. Have a nice weekend!

  2. colonialist says:

    It does, that!
    Actually, it always seems quite a miracle that they can transfer food from the tip of the beak to so much further away where the swallowing happens.

  3. klara says:

    that is such a clever example for transition.

  4. prior2001 says:

    Great idea for the transition theme janet – and the water is even different in the pics – all calm in the second one –

  5. Dan Antion says:

    They are so fast. Great capture!

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    The size of the fish they swallow sometimes is astounding, you almost expect the heron to suffocate and drop dead on the spot! Wonderful photos these, Janet.

  7. A creative reply to the transition challenge, Janet!

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  9. great photos for this challenge

  10. Tina Schell says:

    LOL Janet! You’re right, their speed is amazing when fishing. And I love watching them trying to swallow a large whole fish down their skinny necks. Somehow they always manage it! Fun choice!

  11. The ripples in the 2nd photo look as if their in motion. Great photo … !!!
    Isadora 😎

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