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The Night Time Is The Right Time

The Night Time Is The Right Time
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons, Herons, BIRDS OF AMERICA, Herons, Birds / Aves, Heron [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 1:28
Viewed: 2859
Points: 34
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Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

More Info on the Black-crowned Night-Heron

Waiting on the shore of West Galveston Bay for the Sun to set, a Black-crowned Night-Heron eyes me suspiciously. The Bay comes alive with a multitude of nocturnal life after the Sun goes down. One can sit and listen to a variety of night sounds that abound as the Bay becomes a different world after dark.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-09 2:07]

Hello Jim,
Great capture of a Black-crowned Night heron in evening light, with good detail, color and pose in a fine composition.
I don't know if I would kiss this heron (... the right time for kissin') but it's a good shot!
Thanks for your kind words on my first year!

Impressive composition with him standing on the rocks against the water and fixing his red eye on us.

Well done,

Hola Jim,
Excelente captura de bella composición y gran nitidez, la luz y colores son preciosos, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

I wish I could see these birds in person. How beautiful!
Great shot - love the red eye. I like the way the evening light gives the photo an almost romantic golden feel.

Hi Jim,
Great details and well composed.
Nice DOF, POV, and warm color..The red eye really stands out nicely.
Well done.

Hi Jim,
Perfect shot the first plan of this Night Heron
with details, and good water contrast TFS. Best regards/Lawhill`

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-09 7:58]

Hi Jim,

Lovely seeing this Heron in the evening light. The pose on the edge of the rocks is wonderful. His red eye is right on you!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-09 8:08]

Hello Jim,
Very fine capture of the Night Heron in late evening light. I like its pose and details are sharp and colours beautiful. Nicely composed too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

A VERY different approach to photography. The bird appears as though he is posing for paparazzi while standing on the red carpet...witho9ut the red...oh poor Macys...

Lovely composition and beautiful evening colors! Great detail and super catch light in the eye. Very nice POV. I've only ever seen one once in the wild and wasn't close enough to see that gorgeous red eye.

TFS, Mish

You capture great evening light on this heron, Jim. I like the simplicity of the composition. The red eye is a nice focal point.

Evelynn : )

Hi Jim,
An excellent capture of this night heron. A very well balanced image with good DOF, POV and fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jim,
I am not sure if the night time if the right time but when I am looking at your photo I can say that a sunset time is a right time :)
Very nice coloured photo with great details and control of DOF. And moreover the species is interesting too.
TFS and have a nice day,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-10 1:22]

Hi Jim,
It's a nice capture of this Black-crowned Night-Heron. I liked the light, colors and the eyes a lot. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-10 6:52]

I love the light on this little fellow: quite warms up the whites in his feathers!
Superb capture, outstanding details and composiiton

Hi Jim,

What a wonderful effect give the sunset at this photo. The Heron is illuminated perfectly by the late evening light. Sharp as usual. In one word: He/she is sitting on my desk. Thanks for sharing. Regards and TFS Bob

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the black-crowned night heron, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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