A Little Night Fishing

Although it was close to sunset, this young tricolored heron remained alert in the marsh one day last week.

It often pays to keep your eyes open out there even as it begins to get dark. You never know when an evening meal opportunity will present itself.

Tricolored Heron at Evening Sunset

Tricolored Heron at Evening Sunset

Tricolored Heron at Evening Sunset

 

24 thoughts on “A Little Night Fishing

  1. It was so dark, how did you get this to show so well? The water is like glass – I do like the little tri-coloreds. You really captured his “looking” and watching. Beautfiul little guy.

    • These are pretty much straight out of the camera. I used a manual exposure, exposing (actually under exposing a bit) for the bird and letting the background, which is the water, go dark. The available low angle warm setting sunlight was hitting the bird just right to give it a little glow. Thanks much for looking and commenting!
      This is a young Tri and they are even more pretty then the adult I feel. Fun birds to watch too!

    • Thanks very much, glad you like the juvie Tri! With the warm setting sunlight hitting the bird, exposing manually for the bird and letting the water go dark produced these images. 🙂

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