One cloudy morning last July, I drove to a nearby crawfish farm to see what birds might be there. After I had driven around the ponds a while, a light rain started. The next bird I encountered was a Little Blue Heron.
The heron was perched on top of what appeared to be a heavy barrel. It didn’t seem to be bothered by the rain or me. It simply continued to look around the area, both left . . .
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO1600)
. . . and right.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO1250)
At one point, though, the heron did notice me and gave me the mean eyes.
Canon EOS 7D (600mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO640)
Even though the back of a Little Blue Heron is sometimes a bluish shade of gray, those I photograph rarely seem to display color justifying their name.
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