woensdag 4 februari 2009

Masters of Camouflage

One of the most interesting Herons we have over here in The Netherlands is without a doubt the Bittern-Botauris stellaris. This specis is a true "master of camouflage" and are one of the most difficult to find when out in the field.

This time of year we have had some snow and ice wich makes them leave their dense habitat and get out into the open or at least to the edges of their territory.

I had a great place for photographing Bittern but unfortunately due to some irrigation management it was chased off and i have not seen it since. Fortunately i got a tip from another nature photographer last year about a reserve where they might be found. I went over a couple of time and when i drove by for the eight time...there he was....
As you can see being a nature photographer does take good eyesight...

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