How to Tenderize that Fish (Warning)

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Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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Country: United States

Here's a belted kingfisher from the Liberty Marsh. The marsh is still flooded, so one of the only perches is the measuring stake just off of the platform.


#1 just landed with freshly caught carp

#2 start the tenderizing process

#3 holding up his catch

#4 holding it back up

Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
Total Posts: 27058
Country: United States

#5 more tenderizing

#6-8 down the hatch

Herb Houghton
Registered: Feb 15, 2007
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#9 all proud and happy

#10 after dinner burp

#11 see ya

Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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That's a fantastic action set Herb.
That fish looked fairly tender by the time the KF was finished with it
Detail, action, bg and light are just superb.
And on the technical front now we know its 1/2000 to catch the droplets in flight!

Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Awesome...bloody good show Herb!
So, I came back for a 2nd and 3rd look at these. They are really astonishing images. The perched shots are ridiculously spectacular and the in flight shot is an award winner in its own right. Thanks for sharing these!

Registered: Mar 19, 2010
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WoW! Awesome! Super set Herb. I have to echo Martin ... the detail, the action, the background, the lighting are magnificient.


Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Holy S#@t, Herb, what a set! These are amazing, just amazing!

Incredible behavior images, great light, wonderful detail and action. That dude needs to dive in and wash off after that meal

Fantastic work, Herb!


Registered: Sep 13, 2009
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Outstanding series Herb!
Really fantastic!


Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Oh man Herb as good as the light is, the details are, all that but for me the flying blood makes these shots super special Way too cool Fine shooting my friend


Registered: Aug 18, 2011
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Great action sequence Loved it

Registered: Jul 21, 2009
Total Posts: 326
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Great set Herb! Totally captured the event. Beautiful work.


Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 34647
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Life on the 'chopping block' is short lived but a marvelous show!

Smack that's good shootin' Herb

And your finish with an IF is the show topper, fine work!


Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Great behavioral set, I've witnessed this before but never shot it.
Nice job


Registered: Aug 04, 2011
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off the shelf Herb!
fantastic set. I love em all!


Registered: Mar 25, 2010
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Fantastic series of pics!!!

Ryan Simmons
Registered: Sep 02, 2007
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Registered: Oct 29, 2006
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The last recipe I had for carp involved a freshly sawn 3/4 inch thick board of yellow pine, various spices, balsamic vinegar and broiling for 10 minutes. Then you threw away the carp and ate the board. Anyway, I would need Hubble to get a shot of a kingfisher. Great series.

Registered: Feb 11, 2009
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Registered: Feb 07, 2010
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Great shots...I wonder how long it takes for the bird to digest such a huge meal?

Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

very nice set Herb

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