Striated Heron

Butorides striata.

I went birding with Ross, James, Allen and Cath this morning at Bribie Island. We were assisting with a Birds Australia shorebird survey and managed to find several of the "wanted" birds, plus a few others not on the list.

This Striated Heron decided to take flight not too far from us and I managed to capture a few frames of it as it passed by.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th March 2011, This photo: 9:06am

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Comments

  • James Lagden said:
    Well spotted and quick reactions!
  • Adam Randell said:
    Tack sharp detail David!! Excellent timing mate!!
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Excellent sharp capture on the run David.
  • Ross_M said:
    Cracker BiF
  • ghis44free said:
    Superb photography.
    Ghislain
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jameslagden] Thanks James, definitely pays to have the camera ready. :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/36021204@N03] Needless to say, I am very happy with the responsiveness of the 1DIV autofocus system.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/wombat44] Thanks :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_m] Thanks Ross, got a few decent BiF's today :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris44free] Thanks!
  • maSnap said:
    So sharp and well timed, great shot. Love how they can fly with only inches between their wings and the water.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Great shot David, I like the hint of a reflection in the water. Beautifully sharp.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] They do fly impressively low, that's for sure.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan_nielsen] Now if only we had nice calm water, there would have been a reflection.
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    Beautifully Captured!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsintailiu] Thanks!