Bird of the Week – Green Heron
This Green Heron posed against a hillside of flowers. While Green Heron are fairly common in the Lower 48, this bird was photographed in Costa Rica, February 2013.
This species hunts at the water’s edge, and is one of the few bird species that uses bait to attract prey. It’s coloration works surprisingly well as camouflage, especially from below.
Technical stuff: 600mm lens, f5.7, 1/160, ISO400, tripod.
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