Taken at the start of mating season when the Great Blue Herons were selecting their nesting spots.
This bird had flown into the swamp and was beginning to land on the Cypress Trees. A nice slow glide in front of me.
In this photograph the big bird is in focus wing tip to wing tip. Sounds like something that should just be a expected in a wildlife image. Truth is that rarely happens. An f stop of at least f16 would be needed, and out in the real world wider stops are usual to have a fast shutter speed. This results in the far end of a 6 foot wingspan out of focus…99% of the time.
I have to assume, I don’t remember, that I had been setting a wide shot when this guy caught me by surprise. I’m OK with that LOL. But thought it was interesting enough to mention here.