Fish-Kebab / It don't get any Fresher

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© John Gioannetti
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UploadedJanuary 13, 2008
TakenMay 1, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length800 mm
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An Anhinga (Snake bird) spears its dinner a Talapia

Only sharpened, the fish was not Photoshopped in!

57 responses

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (13 Jan 2008):


  • John Beamish

    John Beamish said (14 Jan 2008):

    Cool shot, the fish looks somewhat surprised. lol.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (14 Jan 2008):

    Wowee -- amazing timing! This is a sooper dooper good one.

  • debra raskin

    debra raskin gave props (14 Jan 2008):

    What a Catch!! on the birds part and Yours! Great picture!!

  • Glenda Madaris

    Glenda Madaris said (15 Jan 2008):

    Hi John,
    Thanks for making me a contact... I really enjoy looking at your work. You have a wonderful eye, depth of perception and impecable timing! You seem to be extreemly versatle and could pursue any area of photography as a career.
    I'd love to keep in touch and share...Keep your artistic passion flammed...

  • Jon Farmer

    Jon Farmer said (24 Jan 2008):

    Great catch by both tou and the Anhinga.

  • Kathi Moore

    Kathi Moore gave props (27 Jan 2008):

    Nice one! Makes me think hey look you all, look what I caught!

  • Chad Suber

    Chad Suber (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2008):

    That is truly does it eat the fish ultimately?

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti said (29 Jan 2008):

    Reply to Chad Suber
    well its raw fish, and the beak is like chopsticks so its sushi style

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (9 Feb 2008):

    Fantastic capture, John!

  • seanie blue

    seanie blue gave props (9 Feb 2008):


  • Wiktor Figiel

    Wiktor Figiel (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2008):

    sweet fish :) bravo!

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (9 Feb 2008):

    Definite yeah!

  • Nikki van Rensburg

    Nikki van Rensburg said (10 Feb 2008):

    Not only does this Snake Bird have a sharp eye - you do too! Excellent timing!

  • * Tabitha Payne

    * Tabitha Payne gave props (10 Feb 2008):


  • Rory R

    Rory R (Deleted) said (10 Feb 2008):

    This should have placed first in a certain competition recently, I think. Great shot, John!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (11 Feb 2008):

    Ouch!! NOW thats so wanna smack it! Great job!

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore gave props (13 Feb 2008):

    amazing capture

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (13 Feb 2008):

    indeed this has my yeah!

  • Goce Simjanovski

    Goce Simjanovski gave props (14 Feb 2008):

    great job :)

  • Jessica Kuligowski

    Jessica Kuligowski gave props (14 Feb 2008):

    Nice capture!

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2008):

    This is a great picture. Perfect for Fresh and Split-second. Voted, for sure.

  • Andre Felicio

    Andre Felicio gave props (16 Feb 2008):

    Great moment! Fresh fish is yummy!

  • Roger Bertrand

    Roger Bertrand gave props (17 Feb 2008):

    Terrific timing and clarity - well done

  • John Gioannetti

    John Gioannetti said (17 Feb 2008):

    Thanks Roger, this was done at the pond across the road from your office

  • Haroonal Khan

    Haroonal Khan said (19 Feb 2008):

    Great shot John. Could you add technical info about this picture such as focal length and exposure timing?

  • Derek Telfer

    Derek Telfer said (25 Feb 2008):

    You certainly have the eye, John.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (26 Feb 2008):

    Bona! my vote

  • John Keating

    John Keating gave props (2 Mar 2008):

    Very nice shot.

  • Shadowdog

    Shadowdog said (7 Mar 2008):

    I clicked the thumbnail and said WOW! when the picture opened. It doesn't get any better!

  • Adam Koebel

    Adam Koebel said (15 Mar 2008):

    Wow... never seen a shot like this. Nice work.

  • Michael Goermann

    Michael Goermann gave props (15 Mar 2008):


  • Howard Taylor

    Howard Taylor (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2008):

    great shot!!!

  • Hols

    Hols gave props (21 Mar 2008):

    Wow - what an amazing second to catch! Great stuff.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch said (15 Apr 2008):

    Great shot ! Keep up the good work.

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (4 May 2008):

    What an amazingly timed capture for you and the anhinga!

  • Keith Skinner

    Keith Skinner gave props (15 May 2008):

    You must be a very patient man - I have set out to capture a shot like this for many years - I spend a lot of time shooting in the swamps and wetlands of NE Louisiana so I can certainly appreciate your devotion in capturing this image!

  • Laura Hartley

    Laura Hartley said (9 Jun 2008):

    Strange though so far away, that your pics so often remind me of home state (waaay back when!) of Louisiana, cept the crocs's an alligatorr, and the snake bird, a pelican where I come from! LOVELY work. JUst saw comment above. HE would agree, I see! But I am from SW LA, by the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    Amazing capture, aptly titled.

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    WOW!!! Great Shot

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):


  • William McDonald

    William McDonald gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    incredible photo, talk about split second!

  • Jose Antonio González

    Jose Antonio González gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    perfect timming!!!

  • Ev Henke

    Ev Henke gave props (3 Feb 2009):


  • Florence Berluteau

    Florence Berluteau gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    Incredible shot!

  • Suzana Ursic

    Suzana Ursic said (5 Apr 2009):

    Perfect moment of energy...

  • Kendra KirÅ¡onis

    Kendra Kiršonis said (28 Aug 2009):

    This is incredible! Nice timing!

  • Inder Gopal

    Inder Gopal gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    what a capture... great

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2010):


  • Bentzion Elisha

    Bentzion Elisha gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    great capture

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Well done!

  • Hannah Slosberg

    Hannah Slosberg (Deleted) said (15 Apr 2010):

    Thats really amazing. props to you

  • Thomas Bertin

    Thomas Bertin said (2 Oct 2012):

    John - What a magnificant shot! Obviously one you must have sat and waited for - great capture!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Mmmmm....sashimi! Outstanding shot, John.

  • Bob Wall

    Bob Wall gave props (28 Feb 2013):

    Way cool shot

  • Linda Bailey

    Linda Bailey gave props (17 Jul 2013):

    Stunning capture!

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