I took my camera with me down to a small local lake this morning and was rewarded with the sight of a bird i have rarely seen before, which although not so uncommon around the world, as they are seen on just about every continent, in the part of the world i live in you don’t see them all that often, and especially not perched in a weeping wattle tree!
As he was sitting 4 metres (13ft) up and about 30 metres (100ft) away and i was shooting without a tripod this time, i was unsure how well the images would turn out. I was very pleasantly surprised. 🙂
The bird is a Striated Heron, also known as a Mangrove Heron or Little Heron – Isn’t he beautiful?
The archetypal pose, on one leg. 🙂