WildZests: The Purple Heron

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Purple Heron

This Purple Heron suddenly landed on a raised mound in the water while I was shooting a Glossy Ibis. The colors on the bird looked awesome with the soft evening light falling from behind. After a couple of as-is shots from where I was, I moved a bit to position myself for a better background. The bird nicely obliged with a nice head turn making this a very special image.

The larger version on my flickr stream looks nicer since it brings out the details on the feathers. It can be found here.

Tech Specs
Canon 1D Mark IV + Canon 600mm F4 L IS with 1.4x TC
Shot at 840mm, 1/400s, F5.6 and ISO 800

Purple Heron

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