This series is one of those where knowing, and being, in the right spot made all the difference. While we shoot a lot of birds in flight there still are not many where the light, location, and distance is all great at the same time.
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Ellen walked ahead of me on this dike to shoot the Heron fishing. I waited behind since if the bird flew there were two places I knew he would go. I was fairly sure he would go straight down the marsh, but the other option was my spot.
He came to me.
I could not have been better placed.
Even though he knew I was there the distance between us was enough to make him comfortable.
Lately the Great Blues have been very active. The issue now is with so many opportunities to select a limited number to publish.