Done with heron around, gone fishing!
|Copyright: Tim de Chassaing (leboistoo)
|Date Taken: 1985-01|
|Camera: Canon AE-1|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2006-03-20 1:49|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Done with heron around, gone fishing! This Night Heron was more interested on catching its breakfast off its normal 'beat and track' in Stanley Harbour to notice me. A chance find!|
Crowned Night Heron
Local Name: Quark
Breeding Range: Falkland Islands
Falklands Population: ~3,000 breeding pairs
World Population: as above
(subspecies restricted to Falklands)
The Crowned Night Heron breeds singly or in small groups in a variety of coastal habitats, the subspecies Nycticorax falklandicus being restricted to the Falklands.
Favoured nesting sites are low cliffs with tussac grass or shrubs, but they also nest in freshwater reed-beds and trees.
Nests are constructed from twigs, vegetation and seaweed, with 2 to 4 eggs being laid from October to December. Very occasionally a second clutch is laid in January.
Crowned Night Herons remain around the Falklands throughout the year, feeding on small fish and invertebrates in tidal rock pools and small streams.
Sexes are similar in appearance. Juveniles are brown with buff streaks, and do not attain full adult plumage until 4 years of age.
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I liked the pose,and the model a lot, and the composition is quite nice.
I think it has a lot of b/g noise. Especially the water is very grainy.
I will try a workshop to eliminate the noise, I hope you don't mind.
I like this amazing photo. You have captured a very attractive scene with excellent details and natural restrained colours. Composition of this shot great too. I have only corrected noise in this photo. TFS. and in pending your new jobs,
- [2006-09-19 13:38]
You catched so nice a pose of heron.
Thanks for sharing.