Great Blue Heron FlybyJune 2006

Given the normal luck of most flybys, the bird in question is disappearing behind trees. However, last week I saw a pair of great blue herons approaching from a fair distance and over open sky. I could only fit one heron within the frame of the photo, but there are times when one is enough.

The approach.

Great blue heron approaching
  The great blue heron perhaps became self-conscious and began veering away.

(Don't you love those long toes?)

Great blue heron overhead
  The great blue receding.
Great blue heron leaving
  They are absolutely magnificent to watch in flight!

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the SMC 1000mm reflex lens.

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