Chasing a Great Blue Heron for a picture is usually a hopeless task. The heron in question hangs out at the park. I see it most everyday. Yet when I get the camera out it is gone. I never even hear the flapping of wings--just gone.
Well today I caught the heron. At first it was hunkered down and I almost missed it. A telltale white feather gave it away as it blended in with the background so well. Of course I stopped and got out my iPhone camera. (the perfect time for better optics but you take what you get.) I started snapping away. The heron stretched its neck and walked very slowly (as did I) as we danced around each other. What a treat.