A Pygmy Cormorant, A Little Egret and A Little Bittern

A Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus, a Little Egret Egretta garzetta and a juvinille Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus, which I was lucky enough to see at the lake "Kis Balaton" close to Lake Balaton in Hungary.

If anybody is thinking of visiting Hungary or just wants to maximise their chances of seeing more European bird species, then you can't get better than going to Hungary! I thoroughly recommend a visit there, especially as it's the country with the most species of European birds at around 80% of the continents bird population!

  • haikulinde 9y

    Very interesting comment!
    Excellent composition!
    Great shot!

    Seen in my contacts's photos. (?)
  • makeupanid 9y

    Excellent pic....I would love to get to Hungary, thanks for the tip! It did take me awhile to find the Bittern...saw it just as I saw there was a note, lol

    Happy Feathery Friday!
  • Stuart Oikawa 9y

    Fantastic, the way this pic has all three in one composition.
  • Marty DeAngelo 9y

    Well, you definitely got a good collection of them here. Nice shot, and thanks for the recommendation!
  • Photo Patty 9y

    Welcome back! Can't wait to see more of your pics.

    P.S. Those bitterns are hard to see. I've never seen one yet.
  • Briley Mitchell 9y

    Really nice shot!
    Awesome Nature
  • Marcel 9y

    Welkom thuis John!
    Prachtige foto.
  • ~ Sailor ~ 9y

    Very effective use of DOF. Nice work, liking the new gear no doubt.
  • Foto John 9y

    Thanks for the comments everyone, I must admit that I hadn't even seen the Little Bittern when I originally took this photo from a moving car, albiet a very slow moving car!
  • Mihalis 9y

    Wonderful!! I will stronlgy consider your recommendation...
  • namq 9y

    I agree about Hungary. This year I've been to Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, partly Croatia and Albania - Hungary was by far the best for bird photos. Next year I'm coming back.
  • Foto John 9y

    Thanks Ntaklikeris and namq for your comments, I would love to go back next year too! Maybe we could meet up somewhere there?
  • namq 9y

    Foto John: Of course we can :) I'll let you know before my next trip to Hungary.
  • Foto John 9y

    Cool, thanks! ;~}
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Taken on July 19, 2006
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