Nankeen Night Heron - With Two Legs!
The "with two legs" comment is that I posted a photo of this wild and free Australian native bird, standing on one leg only - looking very much like it had lost a leg. Well....it has the usual complement of legs! Nankeen Night Heron Scientific name: Nycticorax caledonicus Family: Ardeidae Order: Ciconiiformes The common name of the Nankeen Night Heron arose in early colonial times from the colour of nankeen, a cotton cloth from China. The Nankeen Night Heron, Nycticorax caledonicus, also…
Agami Heron in the Rain
We came upon this stunningly gorgeous but elusive Agami Heron while paddling back to the lodge in a downpour. We originally spotted him at the water's edge hunting. Imagine my joy when he walked up onto that old stump! This shot was taken from under my rain poncho, which I had draped over my head and tripod mounted camera to try and keep it dry. My camera bag was underneath sitting on top of my feet as the bottom of the boat kept rapidly filling with rainwater.
Deborah Shapiro Art
Collage art made from magazines, no paint is used. Original artwork and limited edition, giclee art prints by Akron collage artist, Deborah Shapiro. Subjects include animals like pets, cats, dogs and roosters, plus landscapes and still life art of wine, coffee and flowers. Commissions are welcomed.