Black-crowned Night Heron
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|Photographed at the heron and cormorant rookery located at the tip of the man-made peninsula, Tommy Thompson Park, in Toronto. The park was created entirely from landfill, although you would never know it. This is now a premiere birding spot and, as you can see, a wonderful place for these birds to breed. |
With a range that spans five continents, including much of North America, the Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)is the most widespread heron in the world. It is most active at dusk and at night, feeding in the same areas that other heron species frequent during the day.
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Such a nice pose of this Black-crowned Night Heron, Nancy! Looks like it is giving traffic signals to other birds. :)
I have not seen this bird before. There are other herons but none so beautiful like your model. Though in my humble opinion, some contrast and sharpening would have enhanced its beauty. I am posting a workshop with the abovesaid changes, hope you do not mind.
Excellent pose and very good picture...Details and lights perfect....Well focused...TFS.
Nice capture of your Black-crowned Night Heron. I know these guys can by quite shy to photograph and usually fly away at the site of humans. Love the colour and detail. Good notes too.
..thanks for making me a fav ; )
- [2009-08-20 21:34]
Hi Nancy , wow love that pose :-) , makes for a real good composition , a good exposure too the subject is perfectly exposed in what looks like a hard lighting situation , also has a nice natural color...
thanks for sharing