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Thursday, April 25, 2013


On a recent morning walk along the West Bay Walkway I noticed that there were several Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) stalking their breakfast so I stopped, attached the 300mm telephoto lens and made the settings appropriate for capturing photos of birds in flight, on the off chance one of the herons might decide to change locations. As luck would have it, a few minutes later this splendid specimen spread his wings and flew across my field of vision exactly where I had imagined. Sometimes you don't get what you want, and sometimes you have to struggle to get it, but there are times when it just falls into your lap.


JoJo said...

Excellent capture!

Mike Laplante said...


William Kendall said...

Terrific shot!

I love watching them fishing. Amazing focus in a bird!

Stefan Jansson said...

Superb photo.

Stephanie said...

Super shot!

Dean Lewis said...

Great action close-up!
I can imagine the thrill you must have felt as they flew exactly where you hoped.
Luck has been described as "preparation intersecting with opportunity".
This is one fine example.