- yeah, sometimes the life is getting harder because of this type of photogs...So - sorting through the summer backlog and decided to share a couple of my favorites. I love herons and these bubbas were very accommodating.
Interesting bit - while I was shooting the first image a lady went blazing past me. We were the only two people on a floating pier and she came up from way behind me with her cell phone out in front of her taking pictures as she went. I had been doing the good 'ole two-step, take a picture, two-step, take a picture, just trying to get a decent shot but not disturb/scare the bird.
I said "ma'am, you're blocking my shot and you're going to scare him away!"
Her response? "It's okay - I'm a photographer..."
Both shots with EOS-R / 100-400 II / 1.4X @ 560mm.
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Both Europeans are lacking the white, broad and long supercilium above the eye. Otherwise if I can recall right, Alan posted recently the hard to see (rare and inhabiting steep cliffs) Sitta neumayer (whatever common name it has: I can't recall it in English right now).