Photographing nesting herons is not all that easy. And they don’t help by building high up, and usually over water.
The same problem occurred the first time we visited this rookery. I remembered so with the initial shots I took here, early day, I didn’t even try to fight the light.
I did spot meter most but I just went with the fact they were either going to be OK or completely blown out.
These are probably about what I expected.