This species of heron lives in the Amazonian lowlands and is quite shy. I had never seen one before my trip to Peru and it was a real treat to photograph.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Exposure compensation: -1/3
Focal length: 500mm = 1.4x
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