I've been a trifle delinquent in posting for some time, so I'll just "drop" a few other bird photos with little comment other than that these were taken at dawn last weekend. Another set of fun birds I see when I have a moment or two in this location (some of you may recall my shots of one of these with a large catfish last summer). Dawn had literally just burst forth for these shots, taken over two mornings, as I stalked these black-crowned night herons. Interesting problem to get the exposure locked in with sharp light reflected almost parallel to the water's surface. A fun challenge, though... Male, female, and immature black-crowned night herons, Odessa, TX The immature is a new addition to the group from last year, but has a wonderful colour in the eyes. Always shoot. John P. P.S. In editing for a couple of typos, I realised that I had omitted the brief comment - all shots uncropped.