The Heron had collected moss but now the sun had dropped and the bird was flying almost into the sunlight. (Photographs best viewed large)
Since I was close when the bird first landed to gather moss I was able to pan with him as he took flight.
At the time I didn’t realize how good the light was. I thought there was a chance the last shots would be blown out with the bird directly in the setting sun.
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This was the last trip for materials. The female suddenly left the male in charge and went to hunt.
Charleston, South Carolina.