Striated Heron in a tree

The Striated Heron was back again today (accompanied by an unknown bird). Here it is sitting in a tree trying to look inconspicuous.

Low light levels made for a less than ideal shot, with the usual chromatic abberation that occurs on the S2 when there is bright light behind an object.

Common Names: Striated Heron, Mangrove Heron, Striated Bittern, Mangrove Bittern

Scientific Name: Butorides striatus

Length: 50cm

Habitat: Coastal fringes of Northern and Eastern Australia in Mangroves, sandbanks and tidal mudflats.

See approx. where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 8th November 2006, This photo: 1:09pm

Previous Photo: Unknown Bird


  • Maki_C30D said:
    this one's a fave too:)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maria, he's looking a lot more streamlined here (no bad hair ;)
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    This is a great shot. Beautiful
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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks for the invite Alexandra :)

    I love these little herons they're just as graceful as the big ones, but in a compact ;)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Wow - that's a great shot David !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David :) Might have been better with a tripod, but it's not bad all things considered.
  • looby88 said:
    a very pretty bird , I really like this photo too, I wouldnt have noticed any chromatic wotsits if you hadnt said either !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Helen, he's quite photogenic :)
    As for the C.A. I've been somewhat aware of that for quite some time, and mostly avoid situations where it's an issue, but sometimes nature lets you down.
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Love this shot.
    Brilliant capture.

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