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水路のダイサギ / Great Egret in a waterway

I saw a Great Egret (a. a. modesta) in the distance of an agricultural canal. It was engrossed in searching for its prey and was not paying much attention to me. I sat on the edge of the canal and hid behind a camouflage net, and it came closer.


獲物を探すダイサギ / A Great Egret looking for its prey
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

It was moving toward me, so I anticipated where it would stick its beak and prepared for the opportunity by placing the focus ahead. It poked its head out in a good position.

水しぶきを上げるダイサギ / A Great Egret splashing in the water


Got a fish. It's not a place that seems to hold very big fish.

魚を咥えたダイサギ / A Great Egret with a fish in its beak
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

It paced back and forth, looking for its prey, but not catching much.


Another chance to get a closer shot.



It got its prey together with the water plants. It was even smaller than before, and this would not fill its stomach.

水草と魚を咥えたダイサギ / A Great Egret with water plants and fish in its beak
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

<<KK An extra reflection photo. It may look like a fish, but it's more like an arthropod like a wharf roach, isn't it?

魚のような水面の反射 / Reflections on the water surface like a fish
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

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