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My best shot ever of a female Least Bittern, the mother of the new brood in the Bullrush stand.

What I like about this shot is the simplicity of the setting and the creamy brown background.

While some may think I Photoshopped the background, the fact is that I didn't touch it at all. Instead it's the result of the way the light was hitting the brown tinted water.

I knew it would be a good picture when I shot it. But the background far exceeded my expectations. Such is the nature of light.

2010 by Peter Schulz