• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Saturday Fun - Bittern flees the scene
I was looking for a warbler in a tree and, as I rounded the tree, this Bittern suddenly exploded into flight. Not sure which of us was more startled. The closest by far that I've ever come to a Bittern that I was actually able to see. Ones hiding unseen in reed-beds don't count however loudly they call. 😉
Of course the picture itself is rubbish with lots of motion blur but as a reminder of a great experience I will still treasure it.
Habitat
Wetland
Location
Lake Kvismaren
Date taken
16th May 2021
Scientific name
Botaurus stellaris
Equipment used
Canon 7D MkII, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM Mark I
  • Haha
Reactions: delia todd
Staff member
Supporter
A cracking action shot, lighting, setting and capture Graham, a one in a million, many tfs and a fine set today.
 
it perfectly illustrates what I can imagine was a thrilling experience, Graham, love it, many tfs!!
 
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
A great fly away image of this Bittern Graham and you can see the speed of the flight with those end wing feathers.
 
Three brilliant colourfully lit and well detailed captures, Graham. Great shots, well done.
 
Supporter
Lol, one would think this bittern doesn't like the paparazzi! I guess being famous doesn't matter to this skulker. Great SF Graham! TFS!
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
Macswede
Date added
View count
171
Comment count
13

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320 second(s)
ISO
100
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
064A8192.jpg
File size
128.3 KB
Date taken
Sun, 16 May 2021 12:56 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 683px

Share this media

Top