BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

ANOTHER SPRING FIRST

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All the familiar favourites are returning to the reserve. We’ve had a few sightings of Black-crowned Night Herons; never two at once, so I’m no sure if there’s one individual or more. We came across this one in a quiet cove. We watched as he starred at the water never shifting his gaze. He caught a fish so quickly that I missed the shot and only caught him with his back to me as he flew off with a large catfish dangling from his mouth.

32 thoughts on “ANOTHER SPRING FIRST

  1. Beautiful portrait and setting. The pose tells a story, perhaps better imagined than the image that escaped you!

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  2. But the one picture you have is a very beautiful one. For us it is much different then professionals … They wait al day ore even more days to capture a bird catching a fish. Or you must just be very lucky.

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  3. I love that you captured his intense concentration, and your story of what happened afterward punctuates it. Great post, Belinda.

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  4. Beautiful image, Belinda. I love these shy birds- they are so gorgeous.

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  5. Now that’s a fish story! 😉

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  6. What a wonderful shot! Pretty bird.

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  7. Our local heron is a blue — and much like your black-crowned night heron is a feathered statue when hunting. Totally still. Completely composed. Then, bang! Gotcha. And another pond denizen ends up as lunch. A catfish? Wow. Nothing that big in our local waters — small fish, tadpoles and frogs are more likely on the menu here. Look forward to more pics of this beauty.

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  8. A beautiful portrait of it you made too Belinda! They’re so intense they barely acknowledge our presence but they know we’re there! 🙂

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  9. Wow! Lucky you! He’s a beauty!

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  10. I too have tried getting pics of the strike. Too fast!!

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  11. The same thing has happened to me with a blue herron..lol

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  12. Nice composition! It is amazing how long they can stay in one position then just “go!” Glad you are getting some activity at the reserve.

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  13. Wonderful, Belinda! I really like those colours in the water as the backdrop.

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  14. Beautiful shot, both in terms of the bird itself and the out of focus, colourful backdrop.

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  15. What a beautiful shot!

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