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Uploaded 13-Sep-09
Taken 18-Mar-07

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Keywords:american bittern, bittern, lake martin
Photo Info

Dimensions667 x 1000
Original file size249 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Mar-07 08:58
Date modified18-Mar-07 13:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 10D
Focal length500 mm
Max lens apertureInfinity
Exposure1/400 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
American Bittern

American Bittern

Bitterns will often stretch their long necks and hold their heads vertically and nearly motionless. Some say that this helps their markings blend in with the marsh grasses in their surroundings. Here the lush green grass sabotages this bird's camouflage. Photographed at Lake Martin, Louisiana