bird photography : american bittern

John thought he'd spotted the tail-end of an otter or some other small aquatic mammal disappearing into the reeds when Beth exclaimed, 'Check out the bittern!'  This reclusive heron had tricked John's normally-eagle eye but was quite an amazing sight.
John thought he'd spotted the tail-end of an otter or some other small aquatic mammal disappearing into the reeds when Beth exclaimed, 'Check out the bittern!' This reclusive heron had tricked John's normally-eagle eye but was quite an amazing sight.
Equipment:Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f8; 1/250 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 200
Date:May 5, 2006 6:50 pm
Location:Carver Park Reserve / Victoria, MN
Photography Notes:
Though not the best image in terms of composition or contrast, the rarity of seeing and photographing the elusive American Bittern make it a nice addition to John's life list as a 'record' shot.
 



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