Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) likes to stay around buffalos and cows in the field thus the name. The feathers of the head and neck change to color yellow in the mating season of spring. I photographed it once in that color early this year.
I took the picture with my Nikon D300 and 70-300 mm VR lens. I usually do my bird photography with my D700 and 80-400 VR lens. 400 mm on a full-frame D700 is just a little bit shorter than 300 mm on a D300 (450 mm). But I love the high ISO capability and the resolution of the D700. This time I have the 105 mm micro lens on the D700 for the butterfly photography and have no mood of carrying the heavy 80-400 mm VR lens under the 100°C temperature. However, as you can see from this picture, the combination of of D300 and 70-300 mm VR lens still did a magnificent job. It is a lot lighter in weight to carry around.
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