Caught Off Guard, Great Blue

Caught Off Guard, Great Blue

I never did see where this Great Blue came into this swamp. Not being ready I didn’t even try for a closer photograph. It’s safer to shoot wide and get entire bird since I had no idea what he wanted to do.

Caught Off Guard, Great Blue
Caught Off Guard, Great Blue
Caught Off Guard, Great Blue
Caught Off Guard, Great Blue

The dark corner of the swamp makes a nice back drop.

Caught Off Guard, Great Blue
Caught Off Guard, Great Blue

The Heron put the breaks on and dropped down, another surprise. This particular corner is where Great Blues gather sticks during full time nesting, not now.

Caught Off Guard, Great Blue
Caught Off Guard, Great Blue

I caught one last shot before direct sun glare blocked everything.

Another image or two would have been nice, however I did get decent wing display which is best on a Great Blue anyway.

Typical wildlife photography, you get what you are offered and hope for the best.

Magnolia Plantation swamp, Charleston.

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