Black Crowned Night Heron by Michael Cummings

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Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia (where replaced by the closely related Rufous Night Heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).

The breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world. The subspecies N. n. hoactli breeds in North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile, N. n. obscurus in southernmost South America, N. n. falklandicus in the Falkland Islands, and the nominate race N. n. nycticorax in Europe, Asia and Africa. Black-crowned Night Herons nest in colonies on platforms of sticks in a group of trees, or on the ground in protected locations such as islands or reedbeds. Three to eight eggs are laid." Wikipedia

Nikon D300
ISO 500
EV 0.00
Spot Metering
No Flash
650 MM
WB Sunny


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  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 3 years ago

    Love the take-off..great flight shot Mike

  • Thanks Jim :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenover 3 years ago

    Great details and wing position Mike.

  • Thank you very much Stephen

    – Michael Cummings

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 3 years ago

    Very nice shot Michael

  • Thanks Tim :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 3 years ago

    great catch, michael!

  • Thank you Victoria

    – Michael Cummings

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    Caught perfectly!!!

  • Thank you very much Lorraine

    – Michael Cummings

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture in flight. Top shelf :) Take care!

  • Thank you very much Yannik :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    How beautiful, what a great shot!

  • Thank you very much Joanne

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Great timing and catch.

  • Thank you Bunny

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 3 years ago

    Nicely done Mike!

  • Thanks Ted :-)

    – Michael Cummings

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