Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 364 - White- Faced Heron

I am basically going to be off line for about two weeks - so I will not be able to reply to comments - but I well get there eventually!

So, this week I have chosen to post some pictures that are mainly not birds - they are mainly plants.  I think that we can forget that birds exist in a place, in a habitat, and that a frame filling portrait can miss the context and character of the bird.

Maybe that's just an excuse for me not getting closer to this White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) at my local pond - but I really do like showing birds in the place that they are.






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17 comments:

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I agree with you, Stewart-- I often try to include relevant habitat in my photos, and also like you I sometimes do not have the choice not to. Now I must apologize for tightly cropping my Rose-breasted Grosbeak thumbnail I posted here!

Florida Farm Girl said...

While upclose portraits birds are nice, I'd much rather see them in their habitat.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is very valid to show the habitat and it increases the appreciation of the bird.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yes, I like to see the setting! YAM xx

Marie Smith said...

The heron disappears in the background. Lucky bird.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos Stewart. Herons, Egrets, Cranes are some of my favorite birds. I never tire of seeing them.

Brian King said...

Such a beautiful bird! Nice photos!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes a lovely bird in its habitat Stewart. Thanks for hosting and have a good week ahead.

Lea said...

Herons are my favorite birds! Great photos!
Thanks for hosting WBW

JP @ A Quiet Corner said...

I often wondered if herons have stiff necks like we get when maintaining that posture for long periods of time...:)jp

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoy your two weeks of peace :o]

Cloudia said...

Nicely done, Stewart!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I do like seeing the habitat! And they are lovely herons. just a little different from the ones we see. Hope you're enjoying your time off-line as much as I did our vacation. No birds recently though. We're home in Oregon now and i hope to remedy that soon.

This N That said...

LOL..good idea..I was wondering why you weren't more zoomed in on the birds..It's always nice to see their habitat as well..I have no birdies to share this week...hope all is well..

Linda said...

Beautiful heron! (But I hate Recaptcha --- I keep failing! Why do they make the photos so fuzzy?)

Rhodesia said...

Great set of photos. Sorry, I have lost track of the days this week and I am running a little late!! Cheers Diane

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi, beautiful photos of a beautiful bird and exactly where it should be in its natural habitat. Stewart, I wonder would you mind taking a peek at the bird shot in my last post to hazard a guess as to what it is. Looking through my books has not thrown up a name.