White-necked Heron

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

I photographed this White-necked Heron while on a kayak at Moira Lake. Floating silently on the water, I was able to get quite close to this normally shy species. Taking the photo at eye level helped in isolating the bird from the reeds behind.

Moira Lake, New South Wales

Canon EF, 100–400mm f4.5–5.6L at 400mm, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 160

by David Kleinert, Victoria