Pond Stalker - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

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Pond Stalker - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

It flew to the pond amidst the reeds unexpectedly and completely surprised me from my right side. I swiftly reacted, framed it, acquired focus and released a short burst. My shutter speed was more on the low side but the image is okay. Shows the Fuji's AF was able to focus on the heron despite the reeds between the heron and me.

Just arriving to the pond - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

It posted itself in the middle of the pond and started to fish.

Monitoring everything edible - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Showing admirable patience - Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Stalker closeup showing its big, bright eye and kinda pinkish-yellow beak.

Thanks for watching.

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