Bittern Portrait

An American Bittern posing in the grass for me, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f7.1, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:39 p.m.

Please find a video of this bird catching prey about 5 minutes after I took this shot.  For best view, set on 1080p and full screen.

An American Bittern posing in the grass for me, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f7.1, ISO 640, 500mm, 1:39 p.m.

Please find a video of this bird catching prey about 5 minutes after I took this shot.  For best view, set on 1080p and full screen.

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My Gear:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Grip
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4L
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 1.4X III Extender
  • Canon 2x III Extender
  • Canon 580EX Flash
  • Zoom H1 Recorder
  • Better Beamer
  • Manfrotto tripod/monopod
  • Manfrotto Gimbal Head
  • Sandisk Compact Flash Cards
  • The Molar Bean Bag by Vertex
  • Joby Gorillapod Focus & Ballhead
  • Canon EG200 Backpack
  • Storm Jacket Camera Cover
  • Kinesis Safari Sack
  • Original Bug Shirt Elite Edition

Software:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic
  • Nik Color EFEX Pro 4
  • Nik Sharpener 3
  • Nik Dfine 2.0
  • Nik Viveza 2
  • Nik HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Analog Efex Pro