A while back a few of us had a blog friend named Office Diva. She dropped out of sight for personal reasons. But whenever I see a Green Heron (Butorides virescens) or make a photograph of one I am reminded that she gave me that nickname. It was kind of funny since I rarely photograph birds and figured there must be a better moniker for me but there you go…even I think of myself by her tag. For some reason, well being old is one, my first impulse is to remember this guy…never mind the recent movie remake.
So it is with Diva in mind that I post this shot from Sunday’s stroll at the Amherst Rail Trail along Poor Farm Swamp.
Shot with my old Canon 300+1.4 teleconverter. About 60% of the image was cropped away to attain this size for the bird. It’s OK for web-sharing but wouldn’t be suitable for framing. I guess it’s too bad I didn’t get the Sigma 150-600 but I am very happy with the Canon 16-35 which is getting much more use than a long lens would in my image making.