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Black-crowned Night Heron by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10IS 4-16-10

Though widespread in wetlands habitats, the retiring, nocturnal Black-crowned night heron is observed less often than diurnal herons and egrets. night herons forage mostly between dusk and dawn but will also take prey during the day. Night herons are omnivores even taking small nestlings of other birds, During the day, it roosts communally or singly in dense vegetation, where it can often be observed closely.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Beautiful … very similar to our Nankeen Night-heron!

  • I looked them up and I do see a similarity, very nice looking birds they are! Thank you very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Kimberly!!

  • Thank you so very much Marvin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Great capture! I can’t beleive you were able to get so close.

  • I saw him watching me and I saw him fly up into the tree. I walked acting like I didn’t see him ( you know my no eye contact rule) then turned and focused. I was lucky and thankful that they came out with all the overcast today! Thank you ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Chuck Gardner
    Chuck Gardnerover 4 years ago

    04/17/2010 Don’t forget to enter this image in the April Features Challenge.

  • I am beyond honored! Thank you so very much Chuck!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Macky
    Mackyover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature Kimberly, what a coincidence, I recently uploaded a juvenile

  • Great minds think a like darlin! Thank you Macky!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Great shot Kimberly, good to be able to get so close to one of these! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you so much Martin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    such a wonderful capture with clarity, great composition and color !!! So very well done and congrats on the well deserved feature !!!!!

  • I do appreciate that darlin! Thank you for your support my new friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

    It is my pleasure Kimberly, your work is wonderful and so well done!!!

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!!

  • Thank you Judy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Great shot of the gorgeous creature. We do have them here, but I haven’t seen one in quite a while. Last time I did catch a glimpse, it was in a pose very similar to this in the Niagara gorge.

  • They are all over the place at our local zoo and lakes. I was very pleased that he staid there so I could capture him like this. Thank you

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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