Sunday was another cloudless beginning to the day. Not a good sign for sunrise photography and as I drove looking for something to catch my eye nothing did. So it goes sometimes. Still a lovely start to the day with peace quiet most everywhere so early on a weekend morning. Eventually I stopped at the Norwottuck Rail Trail and, as often is the case when there, walked looking for bullfrogs. There were several but the photographs are pretty much repeats of many that I have already made.
A few people were starting to walk the bike path and a couple ahead of me stopped to photograph a Great Blue Heron that had landed in the reeds near them. I waited for them to finish and as they did the heron lifted and flew further back in the swamp. But I could see where it landed and made my way to that spot where a few other folks had stopped. There were several poses as the bird preened and looked for something to snag in the water (eventually a fish was caught) but the sun was behind so most were not well exposed. This isn’t too bad although the background is very busy.
After a few minutes this young one decided to lift off a little further and I lost sight. It was time to head home anyway but as I walked toward my car I saw him/her perched on a dead tree with a bit of nice light.
Once again I was able to make several exposures before departure…both of us decided it was time to leave. Funny thing. The bird is still and sharp but if you look below the right branch it was wiggling its toes. 🙂