Animal photo is not my forte, I do not have the patience to wait for animal to get close to me or strike a pose. Even if you try to explain that to those lovely creatures, they rarely collaborate and sometime talking to them make matter worse ………. But from time to time I like to snap a few photos. Ducks are probably the most collaborative birds I have seen so far, they are not afraid of human. On one occasion a duck walked so close to me, I had to back off.
In the case of herons, that is a different story. The shot below was taken with my 70-300 mm extended at 300 mm and even that’s all I got. I am not too pleased with the result but so far in all the encounters I had with this beautiful creature, this is the closest I got.
Now I have two choices, practice my patience or go for a 600 mm but one is more expensive than the other.
Nikon 70-300 mm at 300mm, f/9 at 1/400 s, 800 ISO