Saturday, April 29, 2023

Pic(k) of the Week: Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

North for mating season (from its winter habitat from southern Florida, through Mexico, into Central America), a yellow-crowned night heron perches in swampy marshland in DeKalb County, Georgia, USA, on 21 April 2023.

Unfortunately, I 'blew out' some of the highlights (such as the heron's yellow crown) and 'cut off' one of its feet. Nonetheless, I was excited to have photographed this fine fellow in the wild.

Thank you to a passing birder who identified this yellow-crowned night heron for me (and congratulated me on my new "lifer": birdwatching lingo for spotting a bird you’ve never seen before).

Fortunately, I did not forget to thank her (or, silently, the heron).

  • Photo taken in Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, a non-profit, community-maintained 28-acre urban park, located only a couple of miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
  • On 6 June 2023, Flickr's editors selected this image for inclusion in Flickr's Explore feature.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 18 of 52, for year 2023. See a hi-res version on Flickr: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II.
    • Lens: Lumix G Vario 100-300/F4.0-5.6
    • Settings: 300 mm | 1/50 sec | ISO 400 | ƒ/5.6

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