Tricolored Heron hunting in the surf of the Gulf of MexicoTricolored Heron hunting in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico – D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/1500, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

Waves, warm sand, a camera in hand and a Tricolored Heron. Such simple things but they bring such great pleasure. The Tricolored Heron paid no attention at all to the woman laying in the wet sand with one glassy eye pointed at it as it foraged along the shoreline with waves crashing around it. It was focused entirely on finding prey which allowed me to create a great series of images of it.

Mia

Taken at Fort Desoto County Park, Florida in 2008