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Bittern
Sneaking back in the reeds
Location
Seventy Acres Lake, Lee Valley, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England, UK
Date taken
04/01/2024
Scientific name
Botaurus stellaris
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/1250 second, f/7.1, ISO 6400
Awesome, how long did it take for the bird to show?
When I arrived it was sat fairly hidden in the reeds. I got impatient after about 20-30 mins and walked further up the lake to see a smew which was also there. I then went back and after about 30 mins it finally popped out into the open.
 
When I arrived it was sat fairly hidden in the reeds. I got impatient after about 20-30 mins and walked further up the lake to see a smew which was also there. I then went back and after about 30 mins it finally popped out into the open.
Yes, usually does that. Glad it eventually showed and great photo. Did the smew show well? I went a few weeks back, showed fantastically.
 
Fantastic work, Benji! Your patience paid off. I see Bitterns most years and hear them often but have never succeeded in taking pictures that are anywhere near this class. I think I lack you patience.
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
BenjiS
Date added
View count
347
Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1250 second(s)
ISO
6400
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Bittern 1.jpg
File size
4 MB
Date taken
Thu, 04 January 2024 2:19 PM
Dimensions
3443px x 2295px

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