Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron stalking prey in a marshJuvenile Black-crowned Night Heron stalking prey at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Normally I don’t care for images where there is some type of out feature in front of the subject but in this image I like the out of focus foreground grass because it lends a sense of habitat to the frame. Black-crowned Night Herons often hunt along marshes, creeks, lakes and other impoundments of water where there is ample vegetation. This might be a bit too messy for some people’s tastes though I find it appealing myself. I’m not sure, is it too messy or not?

Mia

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