Such a cool bird! Least bittern.
It's been 11 years since I have had a good chance with this beauty. Great fun
While we were shooting and tracking this Least, there were osprey crashing the water for fish, and snail kites picking off huge snails off the water, a green heron in the next swamp to our right, (50 yards), dragonfly's everywhere, tri-coloured heron, egrets, grackles, purple gallinule, common galinules and gators. what a place to shoot!
I was set up under a tree out of the sun, 10 feet from the waters edge, in a city park., walking paths, and parking 70 yards away. A gift! I have been shooting at this location at least 20 times, and have never seen such action!
Hope to go back soon., 3 full days of shooting - join me!!??
Least Bittern in Florida
Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1600s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso500