Little Green Heron
|Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew)
|Date Taken: 2014-02-21|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-02-26 19:46|
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|This was a "hairy" experience as I didn't initially see this fella in the thicket until something scared the crap out of him AND me! We both jumped! |
From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Seen up close, it is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest.
These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill. They sometimes lure in fish using small items such as twigs or insects as bait I was able to see this from a distance and did capture the strike, however it was a bit blurry. You are welcome to view it in my blog; Green Heron Strike
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Typical nature picture.Like its hair style.Good colour.Like its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Brenda, difficult capture of lovely heron, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio