Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Great Blue Heron

As much as I hate getting up really, really early, there are usually photographic rewards for doing so.   It helps to have a partner to share in the misery of interrupting a perfectly good sleep and our daughter Stacey agreed to join me on a pre-dawn outing to Lake Lynn in Raleigh.  It was much colder than we expected (about 25 degrees) and I made the mistake of not bringing gloves and carrying a nice metal tripod.  Freakin' brrrrr.
BUT, in addition to beautiful morning light, we got the opportunity to photographic a Great Blue Heron who was enjoying some early morning fishing.  The first three pictures are Stacey's.  She is SO good with her camera!  She has a great gift for composition and "seeing" the subtleties of light. Click to see full size pics.