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what's for dinner?

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 5 June 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

If you look closely you can see two, small, dark shapes silhouetted against the water at the bottom of the picture. 100% magnification revealed two mosquitos standing on a wet rock.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/2 second F/16.0 ISO 50 300 mm

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tim /\ʌ° from desert lapping at the feet of mountains, United States

Nice shot Stu! How many mosquitoes does an egret need for dinner?

5 Jun 2013 5:28am

@tim /\ʌ°: More than two I think, Tim ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
very good speed shot!
so beautiful frame & colors!
I wish a big fish for your dinner! :)

5 Jun 2013 6:25am

kerfendal from Paris, France

Very handsome animal, white on white, wonderful

5 Jun 2013 7:02am

farideh from rasht, Iran

Wow excellent shot.

5 Jun 2013 7:55am

amirbaba from Tehran, Iran


5 Jun 2013 10:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

At the risk of repeating myself (again!)...fantastic.

5 Jun 2013 10:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice shot !

5 Jun 2013 11:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Perfect Stu, amazing that the bird stays still during the half second exposure.

5 Jun 2013 11:19am

Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

A beautiful shot, I like the water (and the mosquito detail !))

5 Jun 2013 11:29am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Great shot, succeed a long exposure with this subject is quite a miracle.

5 Jun 2013 11:55am

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran

Just wonderful !

5 Jun 2013 12:14pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful. White heron with silky water flow.

5 Jun 2013 1:58pm

Marian from Bangor, United Kingdom

The contrast between static bird and moving water is really lovely here, unusual to get the bird to comply ;)

5 Jun 2013 2:41pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Hard to see those mosquitos... for her, i mean ;-) Are you sure she was not staring at a salmon? :)

5 Jun 2013 3:53pm

flo from udine, Italy


5 Jun 2013 5:25pm

véronique ch from potenza, Italy

beautiful framing

5 Jun 2013 5:51pm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Nice work. I like the silkiness of the water.

5 Jun 2013 5:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fantastic image! I see them. Too bad he wont eat them, too.

6 Jun 2013 2:52am

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is lovely, the movement all of it!

6 Jun 2013 4:49am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

6 Jun 2013 7:04pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


6 Jun 2013 7:04pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide avec l'effet de l'eau. Félicitations pour le Spotlight.

6 Jun 2013 7:13pm

véronique ch from potenza, Italy

congratuliations for the spotlight ;)

6 Jun 2013 7:44pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

congrats for the spotlight.

6 Jun 2013 7:54pm

destani from Iran

Congratulations :-)

6 Jun 2013 8:18pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations for the spotlight!

6 Jun 2013 8:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite! congratulations

6 Jun 2013 9:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

6 Jun 2013 9:32pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The two mosquitoes are looking for dinner too ...
Congratulations on the Color Spotlight !!!

6 Jun 2013 9:35pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Congrats on the spotlight!!

7 Jun 2013 12:15am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

7 Jun 2013 5:13am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight

7 Jun 2013 6:45am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very good

7 Jun 2013 9:33am

Véro from Savoie, France

How lucky you are the bird did not move ! the water makes a beatiful background ! congrats

7 Jun 2013 12:15pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh il est magnifique et j'adore aussi ce mouvement de l'eau

7 Jun 2013 2:06pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein fantastisches Bild ! Herzliche Gratulation zum Spotlight !

7 Jun 2013 6:15pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Congrats Stu ! Great second plan !

7 Jun 2013 8:18pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Incredibly beautiful. Congratulations for the Spotlight!

9 Jun 2013 4:20pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

Very well composed and I really enjoy the combinason of motion and stillness

9 Jun 2013 6:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

10 Jun 2013 12:27am

yvan from Lake Bled, Slovenia

Wow, what a beautiful shot, congratulations!

10 Jun 2013 5:50pm

anjana from mumbai, India


11 Jun 2013 9:36am

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

a totally cool shot..on so many levels. well done

11 Jun 2013 9:17pm

rick from brisbane, Australia

Terrific shot of this Little Egret.

12 Jun 2013 8:13am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

very cool the way he stands out against the white water

12 Jun 2013 10:49am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight.

13 Jun 2013 7:42pm

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