At least one of us wasn’t paying attention.
I’ve mentioned before the big Cypress Trees that line the edge of this swamp. On more than one occasion walking around a tree brings a surprise.
Here a Great Blue Heron was a few feet in the swamp, me a few feet not in the swamp. This time the bird jumped up, flew a little past me, and dropped down to continue on his hunt.
This time I had a shorter lens and had been shooting closeups anyway.
In the rookery, Magnolia Plantation swamp.