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My Umbrella - Black Heron by Jamie-MacArthur My Umbrella - Black Heron by Jamie-MacArthur
These guys make an umbrella with their wings to shade the waster below. Then they put their head under the umbrella to allow them to see in the water better. They do it every few seconds and I was lucky enough to catch it
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:iconchateaugay:
Chateaugay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
OMG these birds make me laugh my head off when they curl their wings around like that! :rofl: They look so cute! :aww: Great photo!!
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
cool!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you so much ;-) Sorry for for the late reply
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FIRE-DR0P Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is a really beautiful shot!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Thank you very much ;-)
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WolfStarisme Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is a fantastic shot!. Such a curious acting bird, doing what humans do all the time looking in/out of windows to remove reflections.
I've been thinking about drawing this bird since I saw it in a video (literally stopped the video after that scene to look up the bird.)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Thank you so much, I have quite a fe shots of it and a short video too ;-)
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnificent capture! The details of the feathers really stand out against the out of focus background.
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
thank you again, nice to hear from you again ;-)
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LadyAyakoTami Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love these birds XD I saw them on "Life with Birds" Documentary. They arer some cool birds. I forgot the name of this other bird but it follows this breed around hoping to steal it's catch.
Great shot too!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Oh I didn't know that, I'll have to see what I can find out - thank you so much ;-)
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LadyAyakoTami Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome. It's a great series and narrated by David Attenborough. It tells all about birds. It was very interesting to hear about this bird.
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Well, I was going to bring up some witty comment about the BBC's clip of this type of bird "Night Time....Day Time!" but....it would have been a bit redundant judging by the other comments. ; )

I love this shot. Great capture!

-Tori
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
thank you so much ;-)
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Wow, great shot and interesting info!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
thank you so much ;-)
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're quite welcome!
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so insane!! That's awesome that you got to see that :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
yes it was cool - thank you so much again ;-)
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:iconravansshadow:
RavansShadow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Wow that is beautiful
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
thank you so much ;-)
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting! I neat thing I didn't know birds did- great capture! :D
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
thank you very much ;-)
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ;)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:w00t: Congrats on the great grab!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
thanks mate ;-)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You're welcome :)
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a fantastic capture!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
you are too kind ;-)
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:iconprayola:
prayola Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Neat! Great shot!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
thank you again Prayola ;-)
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:iconprayola:
prayola Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
No problem :)
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Lol, I was going to comment about the "night time, day time" video, but I see plenty of people have beat me to it :XD: Great shot! This is a lovely display of the wing feathers.
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
LOL yes you were beaten to it!! thank you again Robin
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JinxWolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Writer
That is cool! Is it horrible the main thing I think of when looking at this 'niiiiight time... DAY TIME! Niiiight time... DAY TIME!'
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
lol yes it seems to be a popular thought ! thank you again ;-)
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
You never cease to amaze me. :clap:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
you are so kind ;-)
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:icongem-of-cali:
Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was covering up because you caught him at his bath.:):giggle:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
lol yes , he was looking for a towel
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and you caught him unaware.:giggle:
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:iconzv3zda:
zv3zda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
It's funny to see the umbrellas in action! :XD:
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I couldn't believe I got the opportunity to photograph it. I also managed a short video
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zv3zda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
You are lucky to see these in plain eyes! When I saw a footage about birds in Africa (maybe BBC), I can't stop smiling when see these birds busily pop on/off their 'umbrellas', or line up to catch fishes together. They are very similar to the fishermen in my country. :)
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
yes I was ;-) actually photographing a pied kingfisher and it flew down and landed next to me
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TennisBaby Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nighttime.... DAYTIME.... nighttime... DAYTIME?
Hey whatchya doin?
Playin a game of nighttime daytime
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
lol yes everyone's thoughts on this , thank you ;-)
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GregArps Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Great shot!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you so much ;-)
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LInconnu24 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh yeah I've seen them in a documentary! It's cool :D
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