Nature - steve-coyle
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Adolescent Blues

This is as close as I've ever gotten to a Blue Heron in the wild. This adolescent heron apparently had not had many encounters with humans and did not fly away the second I got too close for comfort on my kayak. Only thing I was disappointed in was that I still had my ISO cranked up to 1000 for some shots I was taking earlier in a dark area. Given that, this is still a pretty sharp image. You can even see the spider web coming off the twig and strung in front of the heron.

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