Lunch Along the Kamo River
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Waiting for Lunch great egret blends in with the white water Kamo River, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting for Lunch
great egret blends in with the white water
Kamo River, Kyoto Japan

I took a quick bike ride up the Kamo river today to meet a friend for lunch, and noticed egrets and heron at each of the many mini waterfalls along the river, staring motionless and intently into the waterfall. I figured that they were waiting for the water to bring a fish to them, and sure enough, a flutter of a wing later, one suddenly had a flopping fish in its mouth...

Easy Pickin's -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Easy Pickin's

The view from my bicycle with the 125mm lens didn't bring me close to the action, so I may try to visit again tomorrow with a 500mm lens.

Also along the river I found this gentleman perhaps trying too hard for a zen moment...

Zen Moment.... Sort Of -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Zen Moment.... Sort Of

... and the area near the rear exit of a hospital filled with staff and patients eating lunch, about every third person smoking a cigarette...

Lunch Break -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Lunch Break

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

With the photo of the bird you’ve hit the same problem as with the white flowers from your last post: You tried to photograph a snowman in a snowstorm, as a German (yeah, I’m in Germany) saying goes. When I saw the white flowers I thought about how I would have tried to handle it: use the flash, dialed down to -2 in the hope of getting the background to at least look darker, more grey, pol filter too. With the bird I’d try the same.

— comment by Daniel Cutter on October 13th, 2010 at 10:51pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Interesting to note that the guy trying too hard to be zen is a westerner and not a local. Sometimes a strong desire to blend with one’s surrounding has the opposite effect…

— comment by rx1337 on October 14th, 2010 at 4:25am JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Funny how many doctors and other medical professionals smoke. Proof you don’t need to be smart to become a doctor. 🙂

— comment by Zachary on October 14th, 2010 at 7:43am JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I always love seeing the Kamogawa. Thanks!

— comment by Anne on September 25th, 2012 at 4:15am JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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