The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge

The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron

This series shows the amazing skill, speed, and agility of this Tricolored. And patience, the initial photograph is a bird frozen in time, waiting for the perfect moment.

The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

In a fraction of a second, when the time is right, the bird strikes.

The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

During the strike the Heron must adjust as the prey moves and the image changes with the refraction in the water. Above you can see the twist of his neck.

The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

Here the fish has been caught and quickly pulled up.

The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron - click to enlarge
The Agility Of A Tricolored Heron – click to enlarge

I think this was a small fish that was caught. Herons are not fussy eaters, so it could be almost anything.

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