No, not like the one from the spiderman series. Although, I'm sure it could qualify as a character. Every time I visit this location, I have seen a green heron in this exact spot. This particular morning while walking to the small clearing I had already heard the creeping sounds of the bird. When I arrived at my spot, the heron was standing along the edge of the pond as fog lifted off the water. It was a surreal sight and almost made me feel like I went back in time when the dinosaurs roamed. I set the camera on the tripod and photographed the bird at a distance. After a few minutes, the bird flew towards me, and onto this small island. This is a full frame image with no cropping done. The nice thing about these birds when they hunt is that they stand perfectly still until they find something of interest. At only 1/20th of a second, the use of a tripod was a must to freeze the bird and capture the detail. The bird allowed me a fair amount of time to photograph until it went in search of breakfast. These are the types of moments that pay off when you are patient enough in the field. I could have easily missed this shot had I not waited to see what would happen.
Green heron- Gilbert, Arizona
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