I'm not a Moth......Just for a change In fact I'm one of very rare and elusive Great Egrets that live down on the Somerset Levels.
Manage to stalk this one down on a visit back in the summer, couldn't get any closer than this and he was determined to keep his cover in the reed beds. But all in all I was fairly happy with the final image, especially as I had to use manual focus because of all the reeds. It's just a shame you can't really get an idea of the size of this elusive bird, from toe to top of the head it must stand 6 feet tall when stood upright like this! Very funny watching all the twitchers down there this trying to get a wee glimpse with all their bird watching scopes, especially when I managed to get so close with nothing more than a bit of field craft and a camouflaged jacket. You should have seen some of the faces when I got back to the car and showed off the image to some of them.....They were as green as the reeds in the image
Hope everyone has a great w/e, catch up with everyone later.....
|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D |
|Lens:||Sigma EX DG APO HSM 50-500mm (Bigma) |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||21 May 2012 - 11:06 AM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|