Taking Flight

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When herons take flight over a lake, they generally drag their feet through the water a couple of times, before becoming completely airborne. This shot was taken very early one morning, from my kayak, hand-held.
Nikon D500, Sigma f/4 100-300mm, f/4.8, 1/1500 sec. ISO 720.

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Impressive shot Michael . . . even more so given hand-held from a kayak . . . the splash, water drops, and reflection complete this action shot.

I’d love to have this one in my collection. The heron really stands out against all the dark. I really like the arch of water droplets behind the heron. Great composition, too!

Absolutely gorgeous shot, well prepared, timed and executed.
Grt, Ingrid.