Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge

Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right

This series started with a Tricolored spotting me and making a quick jump into the air.

Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge

As luck would have it I was in a good spot to pan with the bird as he flew off.

Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge

Above is the first shot as the Heron realized I was there.

Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge

The distance was also in my favor allowing me to zoom in with his flight. This is where my big 150-600 mm lens pays off.

Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right - click to enlarge
Tricolored Heron, Exit Stage Right – click to enlarge

I probably let up on the shutter a little too soon. In the past I have followed action into the sun further than I should have. Not good for my eyes, or the camera. I try not to make that mistake again.

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