By Josh Simons on May 27, 2005
Look who showed up in my yard this morning and stayed long enough for me to shoot about 100 photos. I've seen Great Blue Herons from a distance, but never up close like this. The last photo is my favorite. The light wasn't great so I was shooting wide open (f4) for 1/60" -- long enough to blur out the body feathers as the bird fluffed them up.
For scale, each of those white-painted pieces of wood is 3.5" tall. This is a big bird.