With a little luck...

Sometimes serendipity surprises me. For example, I’ve been waiting to purchase something and the day I decide to buy it the item is on sale. Or when I pull into a crowded parking lot and the car next to the entrance puts its reverse lights on. Or like in this picture, when I was walking towards a small jetty in Marsh Creek State Park and out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed a blue heron fishing for his breakfast. Stealthily I opened up the tripod, as quietly as possible.Then I set up the camera, using a red headlamp because the pre dawn light was insufficient to see by. I then focused on the silhouette of the great bird, and shot for a good ten minutes as soft sunlight came into the scene. It was almost like I called his agent and scheduled a photoshoot for the cover of Heron’s Weekly.

Morning Heron at Sunrise

Nikon D800 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 116mm f/5.6 ISO1600 1/3 sec