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little bittern female

Posted by botaurus on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:58 pm

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Unfortunately the goldfish farm owner killed the entire family (male, female and chick). Again a not recent shot.
Sony A700, Minolta 400 4.5, 200 i.s.o., f. 8, 1/500 sec., full frame.
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by LynnS on Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:53 pm
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Botaurus, great behavior pose and image, that's one heck of a long neck stretch, love how they clutch on to those reeds.  Very sad story though.
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by david fletcher on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:13 pm
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super pose and "action" captured. shame about the end result for the Bitterns
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by Denis55 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:51 pm
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Wonderful hunting pose,and sad news for the family!

by Karl Egressy on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:57 pm
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Isn't it against the law to kill them?
Sad story, beautiful image.

by botaurus on Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:30 am
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Karl Egressy wrote:
Isn't it against the law to kill them?
Sad story, beautiful image.

Many forum users protested violently at the country's authorities. There was also a service of a national TV and the two brothers was also accused of having fired in an area prohibited by the proximity of housing. The breeding of goldfish was interrupted.

by Bill Dix on Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:55 am
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Great clear view of a bird that's hard to capture. Sad ending.
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by Todd Bauer on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:30 am
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Sad story...they sure can stretch, can't they? Very cool.
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