Heron at sunrise

This image was taken from my kayak, on Goldwater Lake, AZ, just after sunrise.
Nikon D500, Sigma f/4 100-300.
F6.7, 1/1000sec, 3200 ISO.

Please do not critique this image. Galleries are for sharing and discussion only.

Welcome to NPN, Michael. Beautiful backlight on the beak and wings of this heron.

Thank you, Dennis! I have only just discovered your Network. Until recently, I participated on www.photo.net,

but that site has really deteriorated. I appreciate and fully endorse the goals and standards expressed on your home page.



Wow, Michael! The backlighting to bring out the reds in the flight feathers is unique and enriching. What a perfect accompaniment to the light coming through the yellow beak.

Many thanks, Hank! Before the rising sun clears the tree tops, there are brief moments when most of the scene is still dark, but, with planning and luck, an almost horizontal ray of light will penetrate the trees and catch a bird in flight. These are the moments I cherish the most.