This Striated Heron seems to have a guilty conscience. Or wait a minute.
Is it that it hiding because it does not want to be photographed?!
But nothing escapes the sharp eyes of the photographer.
The Striated Heron is promptly caught trying to make a getaway.
Uh-ho. Too late it notices that it has been noticed.
Bending low, the Striated Heron makes a valiant effort to slink away.
But the Shutterbug Lady has it well and truly framed.
It sighs, giving up, and reluctantly poses for her.
These pictures were shot at Kadamakudi at Ernakulam.