I captured this view perhaps 20 minutes after the intent hunting pose of the black-crowned night heron that I posted yesterday (see below for a link). The heron had relaxed a bit and seemed to be evaluating the small island in the koi pond as a home, however temporary, from which he could go fishing, perhaps at night when he’s at his best (and no one would be around to shoo him away). (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/8, 1/320 sec., ISO 200, bright afternoon sun/some clouds – mixed sun and shade, handheld)


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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

    The same bird a little earlier:

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Celeste

  • Thanks so much, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Poplealmost 3 years ago

    There’s something about this that is really magical Celeste . . . a wonderful piece of work.

  • Thanks very much, Teresa. I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    Nice one, Celeste, and he looks more lively here, doesn’t he? Amazing how they can stay put while stalking for what seems like ages… when I try to shoot these guys it comes down to a test of patience as I wait for him to fly off so I can get a wing-type shot…. I like your background here as it really displays how well this fellow can hide himself…I can still see that red eye of his too.

  • Thank you, Katherine. It was fun watching him looking around the part of the island sheltered with a Japanese pine.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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