By Ted Grussing
… back in March I got an entire series of this Great Blue Heron spearing a trout and finishing the meal off. Some pretty neat flips of the trout so that is aligned properly to head down the gullet and of course once started it is not reversible because of the fins on the fish, so best to get it right the first time and also make sure that it is not too big to make it down successfully … a number of waterfowl do not survive those type of incidents. Perhaps that is where the saying, “don’t bite off more than you can chew” came from.
Shot with the Canon 1DX and the 100-400mm lens at 400mm, f/5.6, 1/1600th sec, ISO 400.
I took this shot at Bubbling Ponds in Page Springs … to get your own trout, head up to Rainbow Trout Farms in Oak Creek Canyon and they’ll even clean it for you … definitely the option I would choose … done enough of that for this lifetime.
This will be it for this week as I am heading out of town for a few days tomorrow and will not have a computer with me … I will be back Monday morning and will do five photos next week to make up for shorting an image this week. Have a beautiful day and rest of the week and weekend. Smile and share your joy with those you meet and greet.
The green of all the fields is mine, the stars, the night, the wind at play,
A peaceful heart, while quietly
I go my way
— Max Ehrmann
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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