If it Quacks… (Three Photographs)

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Normally we see herons in trees, standing on rocks or in the water. This black-crowned night heron was swimming like a duck. Something I have never seen before. It had some feathers in its mouth, likely from preening. The long ribbon-like plumage is a sign that it’s mating season. I was very pleased to get the lilies into the shots as well, they spice up the pictures nicely.

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29 responses

  1. Cool 😀 The heron looks amazing in the photographs.

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    October 16, 2016 at 1:10 am

  2. Awesome shots, Victor. I too have never seen a night heron swimming like that. Wow!

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    October 16, 2016 at 6:13 am

  3. Beautifully done, Victor! Wonderful colours in this heron.

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    October 16, 2016 at 6:26 am

  4. Very funny and novel.

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    October 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

  5. These are great shots! So amusing and unique to see this night heron in the water in these poses 😉

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    October 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

  6. Awesome images … very striking …
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    October 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  7. Obviously been watching the ducks too much … probably needs a mate to remind itself that herons just don’t do that;)

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    October 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  8. These are great Victor! It does look like a cross between a heron, duck and gull. I love the juxtaposition with the delicate waterlily 🙂

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    October 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

  9. Such clear photos – beautiful bird!

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    October 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  10. I never saw one swimming either. What a great set of images.

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    October 16, 2016 at 10:44 pm

  11. I agree. Have never seen them act like that. Great shots.

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    October 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  12. Well done! Beautiful shots of a beautiful Heron!

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    October 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  13. TPJ

    I have never seen one swim 😀 , very nice.

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    October 29, 2016 at 7:35 am

  14. Great compositions and color.

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    November 2, 2016 at 11:17 am

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