The Bittern

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2 Jan '17 Mon Jan 02, 2017 23:22    
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The light was much better today so I took my mate Mark to Kenfig to see if we could capture a Bittern, it has been seen quite a lot here over the last couple of weeks.
And we got lucky Cool

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3 Jan '17 Tue Jan 03, 2017 09:37    
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Picked this up in Flickr before coming here. Stunning shot Steve. A good few pros would give their eye teeth to have been on your shoulder to get that shot in that lovely light

 
 
 
 
  
3 Jan '17 Tue Jan 03, 2017 09:43    
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Cheers Steve, I was there with 2 mates and neither managed a shot, too busy faffing with their cameras to get one.
I rattled off about 10 shots as he crossed the gap and this is the best with no reeds in front of the body.


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3 Jan '17 Tue Jan 03, 2017 23:50    
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Some other highlights from the day
More here if you fancy
1. Kingfisher

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2. Cormorant

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3. Boisterous swan

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4. Heron landing

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4 Jan '17 Wed Jan 04, 2017 00:00    
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And a better edit of the bittern

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4 Jan '17 Wed Jan 04, 2017 09:28    
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Looks like you've cracked it with flying birds (OK, Heron isn't the fastest winged creature). EXIF has EV set to -1 - seems to be a good decision on the evidence here

 
 
 
 
  
7 Jan '17 Sat Jan 07, 2017 17:28    
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Super shots, though the first one has gone


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14 Jan '17 Sat Jan 14, 2017 19:30    
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Cracking shots Steve, really like the skulking Bittern


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15 Jan '17 Sun Jan 15, 2017 18:58    
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Cheers all, it was a real pleasure to actually see a bittern and to have the light I did was an absolute bonus. Sas, the reason the top one is gone is because I edited it and replaced on Flickr, I felt it was too blue, I prefer the colouration of the newer one at the bottom.


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