The following series of photographs were taken when a Great Blue popped up beside me and flew off to a spot, almost beside me.
After the hurricane had passed through the herons were either tired or just not about to give up their spot again. Several times during the day I almost walked right over one. And of course I wasn’t expecting them so it was loud and fast.
I was lucky to capture this sequence since this type of opportunity doesn’t happen very often. Usually it’s a quick shot, then the bird ‘butt’ image.
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The above was shot with a Canon 7D2, Sigma 150-500, at 1/1000, f 5.6, ISO 160, and 300mm.
Cropping was only to resize to a 9×16 landscape layout.