• Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:14
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:15
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:15
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:14
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:15
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 17:14
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s

A large bird like this should be easy to see, but the Herons are expert at standing still no matter what their position is. They will assess the best cost benefit, and often they will fly off only if we get really close. Distance here is just 8 metres! The vegetation is very dense, so perhaps it still thinks we don’t see it?

The weird night call:

Alarm call: