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American Bittern


American Bittern
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-25 17:05
Viewed: 1287
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You'll need sharp eyes to catch sight of an American Bittern. This streaky, brown and buff heron can materialize among the reeds, and disappear as quickly, especially when striking a concealment pose with neck stretched and bill pointed skyward. These stealthy carnivores stand motionless amid tall marsh vegetation, or patiently stalk fish, frogs, and insects. They are at their most noticeable in spring, when the marshes resound with their odd booming calls that sounds like the gulps of a thirsty giant.

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Hello Peter,
Nice to see this American Bittern in its natural habitat. Nicely framed.
Thanks for showing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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