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Old Nov 25, 2007, 9:48 AM   #1
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First time I've come across one of these out in the wild. I had set down under an Oak beside a small pond when I noticed a clump of reeds walking along the bank :O.. I had tostare at it for a few seconds before the Bittern emerged from its camo...
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 9:52 AM   #2
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Here's a full frame unprocessed shot which kinda represents what I was seeing..ok soI'm getting old and so are my eyes:-). Anyway, what a wonderful job of camo and stealth...
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oh wow. fantastic capture kent. that's a real classic pose for the bittern. those guys are tough to spot. i have yet to get a shot of one. i am curious as to that blue line near the bottom. is that a reflection from the dark mud?

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 1:47 PM   #4
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oh wow. fantastic capture kent. that's a real classic pose for the bittern. those guys are tough to spot. i have yet to get a shot of one. i am curious as to that blue line near the bottom. is that a reflection from the dark mud?

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Hung, thanks for kind comments. The blue line shows up in allmy shots... I think its a combination of the black mud and the thin line of ice that's surrounding the water.

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Old Nov 25, 2007, 5:37 PM   #5
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Boy does that bird blend in with the background. Natural camoflague.
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 5:48 PM   #6
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Great catch and a very nice shot of it, Kent! That was a good job of picking it out of the weeds and reeds. Now, if you would just point out where it is in the second image:lol:
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Old Nov 25, 2007, 6:25 PM   #7
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Thanks Lesmore and Sabine.

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excellent! dontcha love being in the right place at the right time?

great shots.

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Truly a terrific pair of shots of an interesting bird.

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That is one outrageous camo job! Your first photo really "unmasked" it from the background. Now I'll know what to look forwhenever I'm around a marsh. Dan
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