F 4.5 – ISO 100 – 1/50 – 50mm Sigma A – Canon 5D III
What a great perspective — perfect timing for your lens!
I didn’t even see it at first, DH did. And I had to carefully crouch down on a rock next to the pond and wait to get this shot. The things we do 😉
That is so cool. Great shot!
Thank you 🙂
It is like he is peering out at the world.
He was probably muttering “Bloody tourists!” lol
ssssshhh – awesome
Oh…. That is beautiful! We have quite a number of herons in this area (West coast, Norway), but we rarely see them so close up. Thank you.
Thank you. I feel fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time.
WHAT A CAPTURE…
Thank you! I owe it to DH for spotting the bird and for exercising which made it easier for me to crouch carefully on that rock for the shot – LOL
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In CENTRAL PARK?!?! WHO KNEW? I honestly had no idea! What a fantastic photo. He/she is just hiding right there. How cool!! –Lisa
I mean besides the human animals, dogs, pigeons, sparrows…didn’t know there were other critters like this there 🙂 I wonder what was hanging around/in the bigger pond we didn’t get to.
Nice catch, Teri! It’s amazing the wildlife in a city’s parks. We’ve got a colony of monk parakeets in a lakefront park on the South side. Yes, it’s “South” but nowhere near South enough for these tropical birds yet they’re thriving.
I still want to make it up to Chicago! So those are wild parakeets? You don’t often hear those two words together 😉
They look more like small parrots than what we think of as parakeets. Here’s a link to Wikipedia’s webpage:
Thanks but still…And where do they go in the winter?
They stay put. The birds have built massive structures in the trees, each one can house a couple dozen birds. It really is amazing. People in Hyde Park set out food for them on their balconies and in their yards all winter long.
That does it! When I get to Chicago I’m hiring you as my tour guide 🙂
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