The Lancasters of the Mudflats………. no bandits these guys, heavy duty egrets, flying their own furrow.
A couple of shots that finally made the cut from the 6th of August.
When you sit in the hide and all you have is a 400mm lens you need the birds to be within spitting distance to be big in the frame. These 2 obliged. I played with a Night Heron and a Little Egret (they can’t touch you for it) but when cropped they simply look soft. I am contemplating trying again tomorrow with an even lighter lens. I just checked the difference between my two 400mm lenses – the F5.6 weighs almost 2.5lb less than the F4 and in the heat that makes a considerable difference. What’s one stop between friends.
I shall report back if I make it out there, chaps.