TQ1873 : Heron at Bishop's Lodge Pond, Richmond Park

taken 5 years ago, near to Richmond, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Heron at Bishop's Lodge Pond, Richmond Park
Heron at Bishop's Lodge Pond, Richmond Park, taken 5 years ago
What intrigues me about herons is the way they can change shape - 'shape-shift' - though much of the time they spend in this rather hunched position, with the neck retracted in an elaborate curve.

I have been asked whether my heron pictures are taken from a hide. The answer is no, though at times I stand behind a small tree - which helps to steady a miniature camera. Range for this shot - taken not long before sunset - was perhaps 25 feet, possibly less.

Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1871 7387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0828N 0:17.5798W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1870 7387
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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