Black-Crowned Night Heron Hunting

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Revisiting the auku'u with a different camera, at a different angle, in much better light (or so one would hope)

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Nick Weall on February 17, 2013

Great detail ~ lovely shot

theverbiage on February 17, 2013

Thank you, Nick! I am much happier with this one :)

ƤōƝƓ on May 14, 2013

Where did you capture this one? In Ontario? Was it introduced there? We've got Black-crowned Night Herons here too. It it native to East Asia.

And I am very anxious for your reply.

YS + L

theverbiage on May 14, 2013

Hello, ƤōƝƓ, thank you for you visit and comments. Yes, they're quite common in Hawaii, too. Not sure if they were introduced by people or just got there on their migration. In fact, I have seen a couple of juveniles from a great distance (around 100 m or more) here in Ontario, too! So yes, they seem to nest here in the summer. I got a few shots, but from that distance they're just too small to post.

ƤōƝƓ on May 15, 2013

Yes, I have checked and been confirmed that North America has got its own subspecies of the Black-crowned Night Heron but it is migratory while the S.E.Asian one is resident. I hope I will have an opportunity to take pictures of the North American subspecies one day.


kenfowkes on September 5, 2013

Great shot! I like how the high level of detail shows those drops of water beading up on the feathers so clearly. And those red eyes!

theverbiage on September 8, 2013

Thank you, Ken - it was too busy stalking fish in a pond to mind me getting close :)

ƤōƝƓ, here's a shot of a couple of these guys here in Toronto.

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  • Uploaded on July 8, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by theverbiage
    • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
    • Taken on 2011/11/08 16:00:22
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO1000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash