November 13, 2010:
A belated addition of this Grey Heron, photographed a few weeks ago, which settled briefly in a reed bed only 5 metres away.
It was an opportunity to get some decent close-up shots, so close in fact that it was necessary to zoom out so as to fit the bird into the frame. It's not often that's necessary! The detail in the feathers has shown up quite well. However, within 30 seconds it was away, not to return.