Hiking with my daughter and friend B on the C and O canal, ah! Here is an east coast great blue heron. Standing very still across the canal, just the colors of the rocks and winter trees and leaves. I look for birds or I could have walked right by without seeing this one.
I love the one legged stance. I will need to do a lot more Tai Chi before I can stand on one leg that comfortably. The heron only moved enough to keep an eye on me.
For my friend Caroline, a black crowned night heron. We were 15 feet away when I spotted it! Hopeful, we think, that it was camouflaged and we were just being tourists. It was not frantic, more watchful.
This is for photrablogger’s Mundane Monday #150: he is closing down and passing the torch. I am offering to carry it for a while, but we shall see. I am certainly not a professional photographer. I just like it.
Safe travels, Jithin, and I hope you continue to have wonderful photographic captures.
Oh, hoorah for zoom lenses, because I feel like I am standing on another branch to photograph our heron. My friend goes to the other side of the tree and I work my way around. We are great blue heron paparazzi, in love with our subject, taking picture after picture.
However, we did not get her to fly from the dock. That was another boat arriving and a person walking out.