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. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge has plenty of water features where Black-crowned Night Herons can be seen.

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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