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Tricolored heron, feeding

Tricolored herons will often sit along the edge of a shallow pond. As they spot swarms of minnows feeding near the surface, the will fly out from their perch, dipping the bill or even whole head into the water, to catch a small fish in their bill.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 135mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO640
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