Juvenile green heron

Equipment Info
NIKON D3100
270mm / f/5.6 / 1/1000 sec. / ISO 3200
State/Province/Region
Minnesota
Nearest Area
Purgatory Creek Park
Town
Eden Prairie
Notes

I shot this photo with a Nikon D3100 and a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro HSM lens at a focal length of 270. The other settings included 1/1000, F5.6 and ISO: 3200.

Description

I spent the summer of 2018 searching many marshes, ponds and lakes for a glimpse of these elusive little birds. I had only seen one the the year before and it was up in a tree. I was exploring a favorite park of mine and I came across one at the edge of a marshy area. This one was clearly a juvenile and did not seem to fear me as much as an adult, so long as I kept still and quiet. It came within three feet of where I was sitting near the water's edge and my 70-300 Sigma lens enabled me to get a fairly tight shot of the bird's head without disturbing it too much.

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Date Added
March 14, 2019
Date Taken
August 23, 2018