For the last few weeks I am trying to understand the mechanism behind how a Grey Heron takes off..I have managed to photograph more than 200 usable images for that and more to photograph. This is one of those images. I shall post some detailed experiences with this big bird's take off weighing more than 1 kg from floating hyacinth in Natural History section soon...
Photographed from a fishermen boat in Mathura Beel, West Bengal
Canon 7D + Canon 500mm f4 + Monopod
ISO 400, 1/640, f 7.1, full frame