Herons lie, part 2

July 28, 2020

I just stumbled across this tweet from bird photographer Gloria (@Lucent508). Four photos of the same individual, apparently a Green Heron. In this image, I am juxtaposing the third image (left-right flipped and scaled up) with the first image (filled out on the left with a stretched reflection of part of the background).

Where has it put that long neck in the lower image? We know it’s in there somewhere, but one thing is for sure: herons lie!

See also: Herons lie (and so do shoebills), and the whole ongoing Necks Lie sequence.

My thanks to Gloria for having taken the excellent photographs that made this post possible.

3 Responses to “Herons lie, part 2”

  1. Brad Lichtenstein Says:

    Hah, beautiful cousin of T. rex. Glad I’m not a small fish. Not to criticize, since I had to look like 5 times, but in the extended-neck image, you can see the kinks where it makes the sharp bends. Kinda like you kink a straw, or when your classmates said, “don’t hold that pose too long – you’ll get stuck that way!”

    Again and seriously – thanks for continuing to post here in these interesting times, especially with eye and brain candy like this!


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