This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31 Photo Challenge.
I started photographing this windblown Great Blue Heron soon after sunrise. This is one of the earlier photos before I started moving slowly closer to the bird. I spent an hour or so moving closer one step at a time.
I was watching the body language of the heron and would stop and turn away from the it if it started fidgeting. Eventually I was close enough to fill the frame with the bird but I rather like the solitude of the heron in the frame in this early photo.
A windblown Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.