Photo-bombed By an Ibis

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, and was captured at the Venice Rookery. While photographing an active Great Blue Heron nest, I was shooting lots and lots of images, hoping to capture “that special moment”. Well, as it was early in the morning, the roosting White Ibises (“Ibi”?) were beginning to leave the rookery. This Ibis flew directly in front of the heron I had my lens trained on.

Now getting “photo-bombs” or “butt shots” are not unusual to a nature photographer … particularly when one tries to capture action or behavior shots. I get these types of shots often, but decided to post this one … out of spite for all the times the birds (or other critters) get the upper hand!

Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

White Ibis "photobombing" a nesting Great Blue Heron

Coming up … some feeding images with the little ones … with a rather unusual breakfast menu.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberly gimball head
  • ISO 6400 (early in the morning at the rookery)
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/200 sec.



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