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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I got the opportunity to photograph a couple of black-crowned night heron herons up close during the holidays.  These photos are not technically macro but I didn’t have to zoom in to be able to get these close shots. The lighting was less than perfect so this is the best I got that day. The funny thing is, both herons look like they only have one leg. They must do like flamingos and lift up a leg when they stand up somewhere for a while.

Macro Monday: Black-crowned night heron

Macro Monday: Black-crowned night heron

Black-crowned night heron on wooden post

Black-crowned night heron on wooden post

Close-up of a black-crowned night heron

Close-up of a black-crowned night heron

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

18 responses »

  1. The subtle lighting framing these herons is enchanting. An interesting bird.

  2. I’ve never seen a green Heron before. Thanks for sharing these today!

  3. Molly says:

    Looks like you managed to get really close

    Mollyxxx

  4. Funny, how they seem to enjoy standing on one leg. I’ve never seen a green heron,either.

    • mpejovic says:

      Oops, I just realized this is a black-crowned night heron, not a green heron! Argh, I’m going to have to change my post, haha! And it’s not the first time I’ve photographed this bird and featured it on my website, using the correct name. The one-legged thing sure caught my attention.

  5. drummermama says:

    What a cool bird! Great shots you took of them Milka 🙂

  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Terrific shots of the B-c Night Heron!

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