Wednesday, November 6, 2013
10 Photos of the Grey Heron with Wings Spread
These photos were taken today at Tomigusuku, Okinawa, Japan.
The bird's scientific name is Ardea cinera.
Local terminology would be Ao Sagi.
The folks at ARKive say this is the biggest heron in Europe.
If there is a larger heron in Asia, I've never seen one.
If you see a more enormous bird just let me know where it's located.
Send lots of cash for my travel expenses and, I'll go shoot one for you.
The Grey Heron can sit in one spot for hours and never move.
Once they spread those wings and fly, you get an awesome display of feathers.
Photos made at f/8 1/5000 ISO 400 using the Pentax K3 and a Sigma 50-500 at 360mm.
The camera was handheld and panned because my tripod was busy doing something else.