A Day with Night-herons

Morning on the wing

Adult Rufous Night-heron in flight, Nyleta Wetlands/Hasties Swamp, Far North Queensland. © Bronwen Scott.

Photographing birds in flight requires a steady hand and a fast shutter speed. Also a camera and a flying bird, but I’m assuming you know that already. But I don’t have a steady hand, so I rely on luck and shutter speed. All the photos here were taken at 1/2000 s, which is enough to freeze the subjects in mid-flap. It is also fast enough to compensate for my wobbly deployment of the…

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Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com

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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott

Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com

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