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White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron (Image ID 44779)
Photographed byGary King on Fri 11th Dec, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 15th Feb, 2021 .
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ID44779
CommentI see this heron often quietly walking along the waters edge looking for worms and small crustaceans. This day was no different until its personal space was invaded by two Silver Gulls when it became quite agitated. I watched and photographed as its neck extended progressively upwards to its maximum height and then the feathers on top of its head stood up. During this process it let loose with some very loud heron expletives. I love the tension in the body and the obvious expression of emotion.
EquipmentCanon R5 with 100-400 mm lens Mk II with 1.4 extender; f 8, 1/3200 sec., ISO 1600
LocationCornelian Bay, Tasmania
Keywordsadult
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