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BobIr Jul 9, 2012 11:46 AM

American Bittern
Found this guy out in the open by the side of the road. In cattails or reeds, this pose keeps the Bittern very well hidden. They blend right in and look like they're part of the reeds. When they take the same pose out in the open, thinking they're hiding, it's just comical.

Pentax Kx, Sigma 150-500 mm lens

Frogfish Jul 9, 2012 2:12 PM

It certainly is a very fine bird Bob - you were incredibly lucky to find him out in the open. Well caught !

lesmore49 Jul 9, 2012 6:45 PM

I do like that picture. Nature sure has a wide variety....this Bittern is an odd looking bird...but I'm sure function dictates form.

snooked Jul 9, 2012 8:32 PM

Nicve shot! It's tough to catch them totally in the open.


mole Jul 10, 2012 3:23 PM

So glad you were in the right place at the right time, and that you were kind enough to share the results!

mtngal Jul 11, 2012 10:34 PM

An odd pose, indeed! Nicely done, and thanks for giving me some new knowledge today.

Keltech Jul 13, 2012 3:42 PM

Reminds me of the great time with you when we photographed the American Bittern at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. I had a tough time finding that bird it was so well camouflaged.


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