Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Striated Heron

A Green Striated Heron Ready to grab a fish out of water. The water has got a silky appearance becuase of the slower shutter speed, which was needed in fading light. Because Herons stay still awaiting their prey, the bird does not show motion blur, inspite of slower shutter.
Although not apparent in this Photograph the bird has a greenish black crown/cap.


  1. Handsome fellow but I'm pretty sure that's a black-crowned night heron.

    1. Actually its a Striated Heron, I had just started birding those days- and evidence of my bad identification. Thank you for pointing out.