Re: [OM] IMg: Unknown Bird

Subject: Re: [OM] IMg: Unknown Bird
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 17:01:00 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     Yes, a friend here identified it earlier.  The image I uploaded is less 
than 10% of the original photo.  I took this with my new/used E-500 fitted with 
a Sigma 28-85/3.5-4.5 lens.  I had opened up the aperture all the way for 
focusing, then stopped down to f/11 for the photo.


>According to pp.96 of Birds of North America, you have a nice closeup of 
>a Black-Crowned Night Heron.  L 20", W 44".
>>       I admit that I'm not good at identifying birds, so you can 
>>understand why I'm totally baffled at this one that I saw last Friday 
>>while cyling past a riparian area:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/64004640@N03/34299193130/in/dateposted-public/
>>       This is a fairly large bird, about 18-24" long.  The plumage varies 
>>from a white breast to charcoal gray wings and cap.  You will notice that 
>>there are two white tassels fro the back of the head and a pale yellow 
>>thingy beneath the beak.  The feet indicate that this is neither a water 
>>fowl (not webbed) not a bird of prey (no talons).
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