Bittern


Photo Information
Spotted yesterday at RSPB Minsmere, first one I've seen in the reed beds. Taken on the old faithfull Ds with SP Tamron 300 2.8 and 1.7 adapter, 800 iso
17/01/2011 - 20:57mxds
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/250
Aperturef/4.5
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal LengthN/A
Views/Likes69/0

Cliff-P

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 21:24
Well spotted and captured.
Cliff.




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Jumbo48

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 21:29
Nice shot, you lucky lucky boy ,have never seen one let alone be able to capture one, slowly going green now, well done.
Regards John/Jumbo

pianoman

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 21:36
Wow...well done I have never seen one great shot
All the best

David

tomkeet

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 21:47
Excellently spotted and captured.
Regards
Tom

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mxds

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 22:16
Thanks everyone, I must admit to feeling a little chuffed we have heard their call many times over the last few years at Minsmere but never seen one. This one waded about the reed beds for about an hour yesterday
Mick

saltholme

Link Posted 17/01/2011 - 23:15
Wintering bitterns are very elusive. The reflection is great!

szgabor

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 06:46
Nice sharp shot, Mick. I've never seen bittern before. Thank you for sharing this shot.
Regards,
Gábor
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greypoint

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 07:14
well caught

sandinista

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 11:02
A rare capture of this elusive bird,well caught and shot
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