Too Close, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge

Too Close, Great Blue Heron

It’s a great problem to have, but it’s still a problem. I had a big lens, and bumped into a big bird.

Too Close, Great Blue Heron - Click To Enlarge
Too Close, Great Blue Heron – Click To Enlarge

I did get a few photographs though. Also, just a few minutes later the bird took off over the water.

I was not ready, but an Alligator was.

The bird got away, but it was pure luck. A large Alligator can jump, in the water, almost the length of his body. This Heron was lucky since he never saw the danger until too late.

The moral of the story, don’t fly low over a swamp!

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