Night Heron in flight. (3 imgs)

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Night Heron in flight. (3 imgs)
May 29, 2012

These are the first time I have ever had a chance to shoot at a Night Heron. I think that is what these are. I used the K-5 + Sigma 500mm f4.5 at f5.6, 1/3200s, handheld. The first one was shot at ISO500 and the last two were shot at ISO640. These have been cropped more than 50% so the image quality is not quite up to par. However, since they are my first I am happy with them for now.

Night Heron in flight.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron.
In reply to brandrx, May 29, 2012

So, after a bit of research it appears that this bird is called the Black-crowned Night-Heron. Looking at Google Images I only saw one or two that were captured in flight. I wonder why an in-flight capture is so rare? Anybody have an insight on that question?

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Ron - Nice shots. I really like the 2nd image which clearly shows how aerodynamic the Night Herson is. In the 2nd image the position of his head and bill roughly reminds me of the nose of the English/French Concorde
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Yes it is Black-crowned Night-Heron, Ron. I had an opportunity to shoot it in flight day before yesterday, but missed (as usually) when it caught a fish and took off quickly. I got the picture with fish but missed the BIF part (see my thread with picture of the bird below). However, I have quite a few BIF pictures of this bird from my last year business trip to Malaysia taken with DA*60-250/4. Unfortunately they all are heavy crops. I believe one of them is in my PPG, though.

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Re: Black-crowned Night-Heron.
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brandrx wrote:

So, after a bit of research it appears that this bird is called the Black-crowned Night-Heron. Looking at Google Images I only saw one or two that were captured in flight. I wonder why an in-flight capture is so rare? Anybody have an insight on that question?

Cheers.

Ron

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Ron, to paraphrase my bird book, they are mostly nocturnal and usually fly out at dusk to feed. You got a good opportunity to get them in flight, well done. Were they near a pond or marsh?

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In reply to Kamgal, May 30, 2012

Kamgal wrote:

brandrx wrote:

So, after a bit of research it appears that this bird is called the Black-crowned Night-Heron. Looking at Google Images I only saw one or two that were captured in flight. I wonder why an in-flight capture is so rare? Anybody have an insight on that question?

Ron, to paraphrase my bird book, they are mostly nocturnal and usually fly out at dusk to feed. You got a good opportunity to get them in flight, well done. Were they near a pond or marsh?

Thanks Sharon. I appreciate that.

Yes, I was near a pond in the desert.

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Yes it is Black-crowned Night-Heron, Ron. I had an opportunity to shoot it in flight day before yesterday, but missed (as usually) when it caught a fish and took off quickly. I got the picture with fish but missed the BIF part (see my thread with picture of the bird below). However, I have quite a few BIF pictures of this bird from my last year business trip to Malaysia taken with DA*60-250/4. Unfortunately they all are heavy crops. I believe one of them is in my PPG, though.

Thanks Greyser. I've only seen them a couple of times around here in the last five years. I hope to someday get one in flight without having to crop it so much.

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Jim Beverlin wrote:

Ron - Nice shots.

Thanks Jim.

I really like the 2nd image which clearly shows how aerodynamic the Night Herson is. In the 2nd image the position of his head and bill roughly reminds me of the nose of the English/French Concorde

That's an interesting take on that 2nd image.

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Ron

Very nice series of BIF photos.

Thank you for posting.

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Ron

Hi Nhelnhel.

Very nice series of BIF photos.

Thank you.

Thank you for posting.

Thanks for looking.

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Those are great first timers! What a man get his happiness from :-). Keep the coming.
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