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Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Yellow Crowned Night Heron
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: EOS 700 D Rebel T5i
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 15:07
Viewed: 1656
Points: 30
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THIS was the most exciting wildlife experience. One of my photographer friends and I went on an adventure we will never forget as this lil guy was hunting on the beach in the daytime of all places!

A nocturnal heron of the southern swamps and coasts, the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron can also be found breeding along wooded streams northward to Indiana and Illinois.

Once I captured one in a tree early in the morning hours but never in broad daylight AND witnessing this crab catch and it gets even better, this was captured with VIDEO AND he swallows the crab WHOLE and you can see it trying to come back up out of his throat!!!

Here is the link Night Heron Crab Catch

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To PeterZ: thanks peterdrchoneydew 1 08-24 18:38
To tuslaw: Hi Rondrchoneydew 1 08-15 19:20
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-11 17:46]
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Hello Brenda,
What a terrific shot you got of this young Yellow-crowned Night Heron. Very good detail allowing us to view it's beautifully marked plumaged and bright orangish eye. I'm sure the crab has a different opinion of the event:)
I must say your video is even more impressive, I like the little swaggering dance it gives just before it picks up the crab. I can't imagine what it must feel like swallowing something whole that has legs and claws as it goes down. Gives me the willies :0

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-11 22:12]

Hi Brenda.
Simply amazing scene and wonderful picture at whole. You are lucky traveler and photographer. Precise exposure, excellent details of the bird and prey and very nice smooth surroundings. Warm regards and best wishes.

Ciao Brenda, great captur of beautiful heron in nice walking pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friiend, ciao Silvio

Amazing photo....Exceptional details and colors....Perfect shoot from close range.


Hello Brenda,
Fantastic photo and video, very impressive. Great experience.
Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Taken from a perfect low POV.

Hello Brenda!
Wow...what a closeup of this young Heron. Superb details of the beautiful plumage and even on the poor little crab. Great contrast with the pleasant, soft surroundings. Very nice video too!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hallo brenda
super good picture with many details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Brenda-Beautiful picture of this Heron with a Crab.Excellent sharpness and details.I like close view to cherish the beauty of this nice species.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-12 9:02]

Hi Brenda,there is a delicious crab to eat in the today dinner for this magnificent heron.A very lucky meeting that you caught in a fantastic way,great exposure,fine detail and natural colors,one of your best pics! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Wicked shot Brenda. I'm jealous. Perfect focus as well. Can't beat that. Colours and details are great. I like the frame job, but a bit more space above his head might be nicer. This frame does give the illusion of him jutting forward, so that's a bonus too. A very exciting shot Brenda. A pleasure. TFS Trevor

great sharp capture, TFS Ori

Amazing scene and impressive photo Brenda! Good composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness!

Wow - what a shot - perfect in every respect.
thanks for showing this beautiful bird

¡Qué gran captura! Importante testimonio documental.


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