53 of 365 for 2009 “Look Alikes”

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OK, no cheating now, can you see the subject of this photo? Look closely, enlarge if you must (click on image or click “enlarge”). Give up? Click HERE for a closer view.

It is an American Bittern. I very hard bird to find and nearly as hard to photograph. He blends right in!

Yes, if I could, I would probably photograph birds all day long and I have been on a bird streak lately. Humor me. 🙂

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~ by Ted R on February 22, 2009.

9 Responses to “53 of 365 for 2009 “Look Alikes””

  1. That is the most exquisitely camouflaged bird I have ever encountered, even enlarged to fill a 24″ Dell monitor that is almost invisible. I bet you couldn’t see it on the LCD, even though you knew it was there. A Birdwatchers dream shot, Well Done – Bet you are proud.

  2. PERFECT for the theme! He really blends well into his surroundings – have never seen one (0r noticed)! Great find!

  3. Fantastic shot!

  4. Wow! You don’t find that one every day! I really had to search for that little one!

  5. What terrific camouflage on that bird! I would never have spotted it among the reeds! Good shot!

  6. That’s one sneaky bird – I had to look very closely to find him. What a great photo!

  7. That’s awesome. How did you ever find him? I had to look at the enlargement a couple of times after I looked at the “here” photo.

  8. Terrific! It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo” with wildlife! Great photo.

  9. What a terrific find and even better that you were able to capture him! Yes, he was a little tricky to find, but I found him right away after I enlarged the photo. Nice shot and grand colors. You ought to be very proud of this little fellow.

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