Bittern in Flight

Posted by ADKShooter on Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:56 am

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Nikon D810, Nikon 200mm f4.0 macro
ISO 400, 1/1600s, F 6.3

An American Bittern in flight in it's home environment.  As is obvious from my lens I was not attempting this image. Not totally sharp in the head area but close given the old technology of this macro lens. I was doing some macro work when I saw the Bittern flying from a distance that allowed enough time to focus on him as he flew to a different part of the swamp.

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by Tusar Bhowmik on Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:37 am
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Nice inhabitat flight shot...!

by peter makuch on Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:13 am
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nice one showing with-in he's own habitat on the fly shot, the natural looking images are always the best one's.

by Ron Day on Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:52 am
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Love this capture in habitat. The Bittern’s camouflage shines even in flight.

by david fletcher on Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:27 pm
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WoW! May not have been the intended image but the whole image, including the habitat gels and tells more of a story than the more atypical 500 focal length and blurred bg shot. Like it!!!!!
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by ADKShooter on Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:59 pm
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peter makuch wrote:
nice one showing with-in he's own habitat on the fly shot, the natural looking images are always the best one's.

I agree with your point. From my standpoint,at least where it's possible, I prefer to include the bird's natural habitat.  Sometimes it appears a bit messy but if that's where a species lives then it's OK with me.

by Mary Brun on Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:46 pm
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Beautiful subject perfectly camouflaged in its environment.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:01 pm
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Getting one of these elusive birds in flight is no mean feat, Warren! Lovely in habitat flight capture and great stuff with the macro lens. I love to see these habitat shots, tells so much more than a bland featureless background.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:03 pm
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Great to see one in flight and I like the inclusion of the habitat.
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