First of all, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to all those who are suffering from an acute case of Monday Blues. Hang in there!
I’ve spoken about Egrets some days ago, and today I’d like to share with you a few images I made of some of their close relatives. Similar in size, structure and even behaviour at times, our medium sized herons are generally common around waterways in T&T. Elegant as always, Little Blue Herons are often confused with their cousins prior to adulthood – their juvenile plumage is all white. What a drastic change huh? This one fluffed its feathers as it was walking towards me, catching the evening light perfectly.
Surprisingly tame, it nearly walked straight out of my frame. Which do you prefer? My penchant for negative space pushes me in the direction of the first image. I do enjoy the implied motion in this one, however.
Slightly larger and a little more extravagant looking is the Tricoloured Heron – one of my favourites actually. And not just because it decided to stand in a perfectly well-lit location, these graceful birds always seem to be doing something interesting or entertaining.