Nankeen Night Heron

Yellow River, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
Somewhat similar to our Black-Crowned night heron in size and shape, but much more colourful.

2018:09:03 09:22:00
Nikon D850
250-550mm @ 550mm
1/80 sec, f/8
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
ISO: 1250
AF mode: AF-C
White balance: NATURAL AUTO
Flash: Off
Hand-held from moving boat

All feedback welcome

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Very nice, Sandy. Detail in the heron is excellent and I like the framing and typical habitat.

That is a pretty striking similarity. Handheld at 1/80 is pretty impressive.

A striking bird and cooperative…
It really pops, nice work.

Great image, Sandy - a typical environment for these birds - well documented ! Cheers, Hans

Sweet capture Sandy. I just this morning shot ome pix of a resident black-crowned night heron. Will post anon.