Photo of the Day: Tuesday November 24 2009

ERNEST-J.-ARANYOSI

ERNEST-J.-ARANYOSI

*First Place March:* Talk about capturing the decisive moment! This photograph by 58-year-old ERNEST J. ARANYOSI, a certified public accountant from Uniontown, OH, is a perfect example of the combination of planning and luck. Vacationing in Nokomis, FL, he got up early to photograph egrets at sunrise. After he’d been at it for an hour, this great blue heron walked right up to him and scooped up a double fresh-fish breakfast. *Tech specs:* Tripod-mounted Nikon D700 with 400mm f/2.8 AFS-II Nikkor lens and polarizing filter. Exposure, 1/350 sec at f/8, ISO 800. Color balance, levels, curves, and sharpening adjusted in Adobe Photoshop CS2.Ernest J. Aranyosi