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SPIN DRY by Dennis  Small

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While watching a young muscrat at Wildwood Park going about its business on a log, his morning was interupted is a blink of an eye. A Black-crown Night Heron was feeding along the water about 25 yards away. In a flash it had the muscrat. I don’t think the heron knew what to do with his catch as the muscrat tried to get away causing the water to fly off the fur. The only problem the action was too close to get the entire bird in the frame. Herons may not be considered birds of prey however, that’s what they do and do it well.

d200,200 to 400


bird, black crown, dennis small, heron, muscrat, nature, top ten


  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    What a great shot !!! Must have been awesome to watch. I never seem to be there at the right time. Love this !!!

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    A fantastic capture anyway!

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 4 years ago

    Well captured. A fav4me!

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Dennis!

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture, very nice!

  • md19
    md19over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Dennis! Great action shot!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing shot! I always thought herons just went for fish.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    1Day 14 Oct

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago


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