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Great Blue Heron
Photographer: Beth Galligan
Location: Manhattan, KS
Story: 
This was an exceptionally hard winter. I've never seen herons fish like Osprey and eagles before. This guy went into 14 feet of water feet first, plucked the fish up, then folded his wings and treaded water for a minute or so before taking off again.
Digital Alterations: 
This was cropped and the exposure and color and detail were adjusted a few points with Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Camera Information: Canon EOS Rebel T3 with 55-250mm lens
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