Lovely photo of a very beautiful bird, Ian! Greetings, Anne
And you would love Fraser Island, Anne. (Have a peek at the Fraser Island tag in my photos for a glimpse.) Ian
Magnificent image of the crane reflected in the water, Ian. If it centers in going fishing it will satisfy it hunger, if it relaxes being observed to itself, as many human beings, it will not obtain anything.
Regards from Granada, Arturo.
I haven't been to Granada, so thankyou for your sharing of photographs. I loved the landscapes and people of Cataluna, especially Lerida and Tarragona.
Grace to you, Ian
Hello, Ian. You have a wonderful photo. It's nice and close. However, It's really called the White-Faced Heron.
I am very happy to oblige, though the local name is blue crane, white-faced heron is the the common published name. As I am away at the moment from my reference books, are you able to give me the scientific name for this species?
Sincere thanks fro your interest and help.
Egretta novaehollandiae. I see. Some people in America call the Great Blue Heron 'Blue Crane'
The coolest Egret/Heron I saw was the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens). I have some photos of it on my pano account if you would like to see them.
Thank you, Paul. But we should thank the Heron for its pose and poise.
Thank you for your addition of the scientific name for this species. It is Egretta novaehollandiae.
I apologise that until now I had missed your comment which came while I was overseas, but I am pleased to acknowledge it now and to thank you for the invitation to your gallery. Your South Carolina image of a this bird's American cousin is en excellent photo also.
Greetings from Brisbane, Australia.
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Photo taken in Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola QLD 4581, Australia
Misplaced? Suggest new location