Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pic of the Day

Green Heron – Wakodahatchee, Florida: This is another image shot at the Wakodahatchee wetlands in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Green Heron, formerly known as the Green-backed Heron and the Little Green Heron is one of the smallest of our heron species. The species is common in Wakodahatchee and usually seen from the elevated boardwalk stalking prey. Greenbacks often hang or perch on limbs inches above the water waiting for a small fish to swim by. The Green Heron is also known for using bait to catch fish. They often use bright colored leaf, bread, worms or other objects to place on the water to attract prey fish. When a fish comes to investigate the heron strikes and catches its meal. The Green Heron nest in loose colonies from Texas to Maine and Florida to the Dakotas. It is also found all along the west coast as well.
Nikon F5, Nikkor 500mm, f4, Ektachorme 100s

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