This Striated Heron was stalking fish under a line of bush at the mangrove forest in Bangpu Recreation Center. I was interested about it because of its dark colours. It was too difficult for me to get a shot, I had been following it for almost thirty minutes and it was getting dark and plus the vegetation that covered it. I lifted my tripod with the camera mounted on, it was quite chore. I was shooting through leaves and branches and just enough for my lens to capture it, I fired as many shots as I can.
I have never given so much trust to a camera, the Nikon D500, in shooting in a low light conditions, with extra ISO, and with my difficulty of weight and no footing; I managed to take the shots. I have seen this bird with great daylight, but it flies right away as soon as it saw me. The bush that covered me allowed me to capture it.
Bangpu Recreation Center, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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