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Clifford Dupuis

this is a great shot and it shows the hunter and the hunted truly encased in the camouflage of their environment. Well done

Yves Langlois

Thanks Clifford. It was a pure delight. Better believe me, that bird is right fit for that king of grasses. It is why I call that a safary.


Grat shot A green harin I think Mouth full grat shot

Yves Langlois

Thank you Jeff.

Debra Plett

You might say that the bittern bit off more than he could chew, but not the photographer. Great capture Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Debra. Very glad to receive your comment. Well, I must admit that I am getting a little better at every safary. And it is very pleasant.

Harold Fleming

Sometimes a photo is hard to figure out initially, Yves. I've taken a number of them myself. The surroundings and colours make it hard to find the subject but when the eye finally settles on the subject it all makes sense. I like the grasses surrounding the Bittern and the colours in the bird. The photo tells a great story.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Harold. That nice bird sure gave me a very wonderful moment. On the next sunday I will show the shot with the bird in the tall grasses.

Heather Mellon

Very nice tones and detail here, Yves. It's sad to think that people were stressing a bird in a situation like this by their actions. You got an excellent shot and it certainly tells an interesting story.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Heather. Sory, the laughing crowd part of the story never existed., It was added by the writer in me. I was the only one there at the moment. I tried to be as invisible as possible behind some bushes and lowering my body. I first noticed some strange moves in the tall grasses. He played hide and seak for few minutes He finaly got out of the grasses so I could take some nice shots. But it is a fact that he had a hard time to eat the fish. I would say he never could.

Heather Mellon

Thanks for the clarification. I feel better about it now :) Such a great shot, Yves.

A lot too big for an easy swallow. After a 10 minutes watching, I finaly left. The bittern was still trying... and getting more and more stressed by the laughing crowd. Taken at the Island of the marsh (Magog lake) in Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
September 15, 2021
bittern big fish bird animal
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 13

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