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Nankeen Night-Heron

Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 40941)
CommentOne of the challenges for me in getting images that comply with the rules of this competition, is that I have a camera with a relatively small sensor. With that limitation, you can’t rely on a large crop to get you in close to the subject. This means that in order to get good details, I have to be close to all the subjects, even with an equivalent of a 600mm zoom lens. As this is a constant challenge in all my images, I’m prefacing any other aspects of my comments with this statement.

This heron is a wild bird that is residing in Melbourne Zoo. Its used to people and therefore I was able to get quite close. I really like the interplay of light and shadow that falls across the body of the bird. It also helps define features of the bird's bill and head area.
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