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Nankeen Night-Heron

Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 40941)
Photographed byRodger Scott on Thu 26th Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 22nd Jun, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1200
Viewed265
ID40941
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.
EquipmentSony RX10 Mk4
Focal Length 517mm (EFL)
Shutter Speed 1/800 sec
Aperture F4
ISO 100
LocationRoyal Park, Victoria
Keywordsimmature
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