I take a lot of photos of blue herons. They are huge, easy to spot and therefore an amateur nature photographer’s dream subject.
I have a 300-millimeter lens that helps overcome the distance they want between me and them and a good digital camera that give me lots of pixels when it comes to cropping. And I have also learned patience; moving along slowly and waiting quietly for something to happen.
All that said, a canoe is not a very stable platform to shoot from, and it’s just darn hard to get the crisp focus that makes the difference between a great photo and an average one.
I finally got a photo this weekend that made even me happy. It was on the Quabaug River in West Brookfield, MA.
Enjoy…I call it Lunch on the Fly.