Preening and Posing (Seven Photographs)

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I would never have seen this bird but for a fellow photographer calling me over. At first it preened and then it posed. The light was great, almost a spotlight, though it shifted over time. The long white feathers that drape down its back indicate that the bird is is ready to breed. A very cooperative bird not that far off the path. The sharing of locations and pointers has helped me and I have done the same for others. It never hurts to ask, strangers approach me all the time asking questions about the location and animals and not just about what I am shooting.


Black-Crowned Night Heron-2

Black-Crowned Night Heron-3

Black-Crowned Night Heron-4

Black-Crowned Night Heron-5

Black-Crowned Night Heron-6

Black-Crowned Night Heron-7

30 responses

  1. This must have been a wonderful and exciting discovery. Great set of photos of a beautiful bird.


    August 7, 2016 at 6:23 am

  2. gorgeous as if it is in a movie showing off for the


    August 7, 2016 at 7:08 am

  3. Very nice shots. You are right about photographers sharing information about locations and the kind of wildlife to be found there.


    August 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

  4. Love it when the herons have those quills on their head, adds lots more interest. Great photos as always.


    August 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

  5. Beautiful bird, great shots and good thing the fellow photographer let you know about it being there.


    August 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  6. Is it a baby GBH? Great shots!


    August 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm

  7. Cool A male breeding Black-Crowned Night-

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    August 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  8. Wonderful series of shots, especially enjoyed the second and third photo!


    August 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  9. Very nice series. It’s always fun shooting when everything lines up plus you have the added luxury of taking your time to photograph a wild animal.


    August 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  10. I love this bird.


    August 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

  11. Nice luminosity. My favorite is the ear-scratch!


    August 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

  12. TPJ

    One of the best birds to photo 🙂 Always seems to pose pretty. Very nice.


    August 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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