Black Crowned Night Heron

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  1. icassell

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    Boy, I've never known there were so many different kinds of herons out there!
    Where was this one sitting? Looks like some kind of weir.
    Red eyes! ;) No softward fighting this? ;) ;) ;) :greenpbl:

    By the way, can this one stretch its neck and get a loooong neck, like I would expect herons to have?
     
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    Yes, there are actually several types of herons here. This guy was sitting at the base of a dam (and there were white herons and a great blue there as well).

    I've never seen an adult with the neck stretched out, but I've seen juveniles poking around for food with a longish neck. It's not as long as the great blue heron or white heron's neck in relation to body size, though.
     
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    I really like this image. It is almost a mono-tone so few distractions and the bird pops very nicely. Very nice.

    LaFoto, I believe those birds have red eyes.
     
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    Thanks cloudwalker. Yep those eyes are the real-deal.
     
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    The bird is nice.

    The bright highlights in the background take away from the bird.
     
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    Thanks for commenting. What do you think of this crop?

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    Crop looks fine if not better. One of my favorite birds!
     
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    I had hoped my ample use of "winkies" (these smilies here: ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ) would show that my assumption this was a technical flaw wasn't a SERIOUS one! ;)

    :biggrin:
     
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    I agree that Crop looks fine if not better.
     
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    ooops!

    Shows you how blind I'm getting. Next time, put two lines worth of them :lmao:
     

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