Night Heron Portrait
Night Herons have always been elusive for me. It seems like every time I see one it is either very shy or hanging out in a bunch of tree branches. Last weekend I finally hit pay dirt. I was sitting in a bush area waiting for something good to happen. This Night Heron flew into the area and landed right between me and the sun. No hope for a good shot I pulled back and circled around. True to form this guy didn’t want me to get close, bouncing off two or three times. I got in as close as I dare and then crawled in the last ten or twelve feet. It was well aware of my presence but gave in a couple of minutes. Sort of like photographing the Queen (not that I ever photographed the Queen), “Sir, you have three minutes to conduct your business”. Then the Night Heron flew off.
I was happy.