This is from 2008. If I were to process it today I would probably crop and process it differently.

I was using a not great camera at the time, its deficiencies are not too evident here.

Herons are tricky, if you spook them they make a horrible croaking cry of protest - and fly off.

So I was quite glad to be able to hang with this guy.

Their colours are very muted and the sky was heavily overcast - ideal conditions.

The juveniles also have some attractive rusty brown around their shoulders.

Herons have an interesting trick where they 'shadow' the water. Fish feel safer with protection
from above and swim into these apparently safe shadow areas. And then the heron strikes!

I remember there was a fisherman complaining about the poor fishing.

I pointed out the Barrow's Golden-Eye, heron, seals, and other fishermen - and suggested he was
simply a poor fisherman.



10 comments so far...

hansung October 08, 2014, 08:13 AM
Beautiful wildlife picture!
mramshaw October 08, 2014, 05:11 PM
Thank you @hansung, been enjoying your pics also!
Cj23 October 18, 2014, 07:09 PM
An excellent shot. Very well done.
Cj
mramshaw October 18, 2014, 10:37 PM
Thanks Cj, I've posted some Osprey shots if you go back a bit.
MickPt February 04, 2015, 07:34 PM
WD.
mramshaw February 04, 2015, 10:49 PM
Thanks Mick, also Helen for the Fav.
Fizgig plus June 18, 2017, 12:49 PM
Great capture of its fishing stance =)
mramshaw June 18, 2017, 07:31 PM
Thanks @Fizgig, I was quite pleased to get this capture.
Marvin Matthews June 18, 2017, 09:06 PM
I love it just the way it is. Great shot...R
mramshaw June 18, 2017, 10:16 PM
Thanks Marvin.
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