An interesting example of the foreshortening effect you get using an extreme telephoto lens. This was shot on a 7D with an 800mm lens attached. For all the world it looks as if one egret is about to pounce on the other. I am tempted to call out: he’s behind you! The pantomime demon egret strikes again?
In reality it is fishing and a fair distance away from the other bird. As far as I know Little Egrets are not prone to cannibalism but they do like to go for “Mudskipper Surprise” off the a la carte menu. Certainly this mudskipper was surprised. His entire day/life was ruined.
But even after a large main course, there is still room for one wafer-thin little fish to finish off the meal.
Another sad end. Unless you are an egret.
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Can’t wait to go to Maii Po to watch these beautiful birds! Love the first one.
Very nice! As far as bird behavior goes, watching egrets fish is about one of my favorite things to do. I love the way they create shade with their wings, “inviting” fish in for safety, then pounce on them. I guess that sounds a little harsh, but I do think it is gorgeous behavior…quite ingenious.
Wow, gorgeous pictures Andrew!!