One of the key aspects of creating interesting photos of waterbirds is to try and get on "their level", i.e. shoot from as low an angle over the water as possible. This photo of the normally elusive and secretive black crake was taken by lying down on the deck of a small boat and resting my lens over the side. The bird was strangely unperturbed by our presence, and as you should know, having a relaxed subject makes for great photography.
Canon 100-400mm L IS USM @ 275mm
f5.6 | 1/3200 SS | ISO-1000
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