Photo Competition - June 2009

Winning Image

Adult Category, European Wild Wonders

A Little Bittern at sunset, Bulgaria

by Nikolay Staykov,

This image was recently captured some 15 minutes before the sunset. I've spotted the bittern with my peripheral vision - he was vaguely moving between the reeds. It was a dream come true that day, because I was dreaming for such a shot more than two years, but I've been barely able even to see the little bittern, not to mention to take a photo. I've used tripod, wired release cable, Mark III, Canon 300mm f/4 with Sigma 2x converter, f/8, 1/400 sec, ISO 800. This is half of the full frame.

 

Supported by Nikon and Epson

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Adult Category, European Wild Wonders
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Adult Category, European Wild Wonders
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Highly Commended

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Age 18 plus

European Wild Wonders
Inspired by Nature

Age 17 and below

European Wild Wonders
Inspired by Nature