25 May 2015

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Portugal
Nikon D300 + Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 (at 29mm) + 3x Nikon SB-26
iso 400, 1/250, f/7.1

When someone asks why I place a camera trap set in a certain location, I often reply that it is meant for whatever goes by there. Obviously I have my expectation as to what that might be, but the fact is that much of the creatures that end up activating the camera are not exactly the ones I am trying to photograph. In this instance, a Grey Heron was detected by the cell beam, causing the camera shoot, whereas the image I was really trying to capture was that of an European Otter.