アオサギの背中 / Back of Grey Heron
Do you ever take a close look at the back of a heron? What do you mean you don’t bother to do that?
Except when they happen to turn their backs while walking, birds don’t like to have their backs exposed unprotected up close. At least I myself don’t recall many such occasions.
I think this heron was aware of my presence, but it was looking at the pond in a daze and didn’t seem to be paying much attention to me.
A white heron might be monotonous and not very interesting to capture. I rediscovered the charm of the Grey Heron.
Two portrait-like shots following the Grey Heron. First shrike in a long time.
A Daurian Redstart was also gorgeous in good light.