White Faced Heron (Matuku-moana)

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Blockhouse Bay Beach reserve has great opportunities to view many White Faced Herons feeding in the shallows (as well as a number of wider shore birds). On this day the resident Herons seemed happy to roost in the surrounding pine trees. I needed every last millimiter of the 600mm lens combined with the 1.4 x tele-convertor on the Canon 1D IV giving and effective focal length of 1,100mm. Given the very dim light and the slow shutter speed of 1/125s I’m pretty happy with the image.

Technical: Canon 1D IV, 600mm IS L, 1.4TC, Tripod. 1/125s, f7.1, iso 1600.

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