Here’s my next photo in the series of 2014 photos that I never got around to looking at and posting. (Don’t worry, I’m almost done. Then I can focus on 2015 and finally put 2014 behind me.)
I ran a similar photo to this in the fall, but this one never made it out of the “look at” folder. I was walking into work one fall day when I noticed this Great Blue Heron standing on a piling within the small marina by my work’s building. It looked so stately and the fall colors in the background prompted me to stop and get the camera out of the bag. Usually in moments like this, the bird takes off as soon as I stop, get the camera out, take the lens cap off and start the focusing process. But this guy (or girl) stayed put for me.