When first spotting this bird I was using a short lens, 18-135mm. This is my favorite lens (a kit lens) for general landscapes. The pool of water here was not looking great for anything so this heron was a surprise.
I must have been very wrong about this small swamp since the bird didn’t want to leave. Even screamed, yes louder than any heron before, for us to leave.
I do have a few of this bird carrying on yet to be processed. But this shot I do like. Oh, taken at 225mm with a 70-300 zoom. Since the heron was staying I had time to change out. Of course the 500mm was not in my pack.