I Think I Can! by byronbackyard

The Striated Heron is a small, squat water bird with short legs, a black crown and a small, drooping crest. There are two colour morphs (forms). The grey morph has a grey face, throat and neck streaked centrally with black, dark brown and white. The dark grey upperparts have a metallic green sheen and pink-brown to grey underparts. The wings are also green grey, with each feather outlined yellow. The eye is yellow outlined with dark grey, the bill is black and the legs and feet are orange in breeding season (otherwise, dull yellow).
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 3 years ago

    lol, super shot

  • Many thanks Robert!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Great shot Deb!!

  • Many thanks Marvin and he’s not even flying!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    He looks ready to strike??? A terrific shot Deb.

  • Many thanks Al, yep he was definitely hungry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    DIZZYHEIGHTSover 3 years ago

    Great spotting Deb. Did it end up with a fish? Liz

  • Thanks Liz, not sure, he wandered into the shade and I couldn’t see him very well!

    – byronbackyard

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    9 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Hedoff
    Hedoffover 3 years ago

    Great Shot there Byron Pretty Sharp focus

  • Many thanks .. I’ve been experimenting with some new settings, means some dud shots but some good ones too!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice colorful detail


  • Thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature August 16th, 2011!

  • Many thanks Evita, very happy making. I love this little guy!

    – byronbackyard

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 3 years ago

    Wow, perfect timing. This is wonderful and a fave for me

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, I like this one too!

    – byronbackyard

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