I was tracking this flying bird at Manila Bay’s Coastal Lagoon through my 1D MIV’s viewfinder when it suddenly executed an abrupt banking maneuver. I immediately fired a short burst to catch the flight surfaces in a photogenic full spread.
The camera’s AF and 10 fps frame rate didn’t disappoint.
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, resident/migrant)
Habitat – Variety of wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.
Shooting Info – Coastal Lagoon, Manila Bay, Philippines, September 13, 2010, Canon 1D MIV + EF 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC II, 700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.
Footage of a Black-crowned Night-Heron.