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Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge - Sherwood - Oregon
Thursday, September 22, 2005, 08:13:49
Image © Copyright Ed Bustya
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An American Bittern waits patiently for a meal in a pond at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. I hadin't seen any American Bitterns on the refuge all year, and then one day there were several! The difficult thing about photoraphing Bitterns is that its very hard to get up close to them, so most photographs, like this one, will have water in the background. Water in the back can be difficult because it's usually too bright, especially when the sun is overhead, and will wash out the background. Otherwise, American Bitterns will be found near a shore, which presents other problems with not being able to blur out the background.
Camera, Lens, and Exposure Information
Camera model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens used: Canon 600mm lens at 840mm (using a 1.4X teleconverter)
1/800 at f/5.6.
Av exposure mode (Aperture Priority).
Multi-segment metering -1/3 stop.
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