Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pacific Reef Egret (Egreta sacra) AKA Kuro Sagi

Pacific Reef Egret in flight

Sometimes Patience Pays Off



Out in the blazing midday sun, I wasn't too satisfied with light for shooting this bird.

Out on a seawall, I was looking back towards the shore, when I first spotted the critter.

The tripod was set up and, I took enough photos to put together a GIF.

black Pacific Reef Egret, walking on shore

The afternoon light was harsh and, I knew a black bird wouldn't make a great image.

But, some folks like to see how these birds walk and stalk.

It did wind up catching one small fish, which it quickly swallowed.

Ten minutes later, the bird flew over the blue sea, straight towards me.

Of course, it heard the shutter snapping on my camera, in rapid fire and, turned.

The image above, I'll save and the other 199 photos can go in the trash.

The photos were taken using a Pentax K3 and 300mm lens with a 1.4 converter.

That gave me a focal length of 420mm.

The images were Geo-tagged South-West Miyazato, Okinawa, Japan.

When, I pulled that up on Google Earth, I zoomed in on the map.

And, it looks like those satellites knew the exact spot, I was standing on at that seawall.

Technology these days is really amazing.

Wouldn't it be nice if, people didn't use it, to evil things ? 


5 Animation GIF's of a Pacific Reef Egret

 Article in BootsnAll 

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