Early morning light by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The Squacco Heron is a small heron, 44–47 centimetres (17–19 in) long. Breeding in southern Europe and the Greater Middle East (3-4 eggs are laid). It is a migrant, wintering in Africa. Their breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. They nest in small colonies, often with other wading birds, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. These herons feed on fish, frogs and insects.
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/400 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 4 years ago

    Wow that is a terrific capture of a Squacco Heron, well spotted

  • Thank you very much Robert!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenover 4 years ago

    You have captured the concentration and slow movement very well Konstantinos, I like the comp too…………………….. Dave

  • Thanks a lot Dave, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Hotspur
    Hotspurover 4 years ago

    I have only seen one, a migrant juvenile a few years back, nice to see an adult. A smart bird and well captured

  • Well, the place was full of them… Thank you Brian!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    What a stunning shot and find, great image, Dave

  • Thank you very much Dave!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Ray, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your RB feature

  • Thank you Penny!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • bugboobunz
    bugboobunzover 4 years ago

    What a cool looking bird! I have never seen one like this… very unique : )

    Thanks for submitting your work in
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  • It’s my pleasure!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!!

  • Thanks a lot Scott!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 4 years ago

    Such an amazing capture!! Beautiful details, focus, and DoF!! Great shot!

  • Thank you very much Dave & Trena!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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