Striated Heron

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alcatraz
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Striated Heron

Had a bit of trouble getting an ID on this bird as its plumage looks totally different to a previous Striated (Mangrove) Heron I snapped some time ago. I believe this is a juvenile. Just love the way it stalks its prey, getting down so low before striking. This was taken on mudflats at Rocky Point on southern Moreton Bay. The last shots before I made significant changes to my settings which I hope will add a lot more detail to my images.

WhistlingDuck

Love the first one ... great shots.

They have incredible necks that shrink down and also extend a long way when they strike for a fish.

Good luck with the new settings 

oconnore51
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Great photos, they are extraordinary looking birds. I have not known i was looking at the same bird sometimes, it appeared different.

elizabeth

HelloBirdy
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Nice action shots

Ryu
Canberra
Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

laza
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Fantastic shots as always birdman

That first one really is a cracker

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