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Old Jul 7, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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I do not get many opportunities to photograph these birds. When I do see them they are always deep in the brush. This one was not out long but is more then I can normally catch.

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Old Jul 7, 2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Great photo's. We have them in our province, but they are very uncommon. I'm told they make a wonderful booming sound...unless I'm mistaken.

I'm impressed by the photo's. The K-5 and the Bigma lens seem to make an excellent combination.
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Old Jul 7, 2012, 6:47 PM   #3
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The first photo is fantasic.. thanx for sharing
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Great images Ed I also think the first is Fantastic

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Wonderful shots!
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Good capture. Bitterns stay hidden very well and are hard to spot. I'll post one of an American Bittern I got several weeks ago.
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 1:07 PM   #7
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#1 is superb Ed. Tough birds to find is right !
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So glad the shy little bird was out long enough (and that you were prepared & ready) for you to get these great photos! Especially nice light on #1.
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A rare opportunity is right! Good catch!
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Ed thanks for sharing these fine images of a seldom encountered bird. # 1 is my pick as well.

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