Roy Lockwood  


Untitled by Roy Lockwood

July 2024 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Nikon Z 8 ISO 1600 f 6.2 Lens 800mm 1/1250 Second

This picture was taken at a local water treatment wetland. It is a juvenile Least bittern. It had just landed on the top of some reeds and raised its head to look at me. I am always learning about animals when I photograph them. In this case I was amazed to see that its eyes are set in the head, so that it can see (have a field of view) below the beak. I expect it aids in seeing prey in the water without lowering its beak. And the long neck!


6 comments posted




Jim Overfield   Jim Overfield
(Group 9)
Great capture Roy and very interesting story line.   Posted: 07/09/2024 17:01:59



Sylvia Williams   Sylvia Williams
Great shot - and such interesting eyes!   Posted: 07/09/2024 19:17:18



Dr Ernoe Barsi   Dr Ernoe Barsi
It's fantastic. Looks like some extraterrestial creature.   Posted: 07/10/2024 08:22:21



Peter Hornbostel   Peter Hornbostel
Concentration on the prey. Eyes fixed. That's a photo. Now waiting for the fish!   Posted: 07/10/2024 09:53:46



Kathleen Sewell   Kathleen Sewell
What a cool shot Roy!! It does look like an ET creature rising from the tall grass! :) I like how the background softly mimics the bittern's colors and lines. It's a super fun image as well as teaching us about the uniquely positioned eyes of the bittern!
.   Posted: 07/10/2024 18:26:41



Kathleen Sewell   Kathleen Sewell
What a cool shot Roy!! It does look like an ET creature rising from the tall grass! :) I like how the background softly mimics the bittern's colors and lines. It's a super fun image as well as teaching us about the uniquely positioned eyes of the bittern!
.   Posted: 07/10/2024 18:27:01



 

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