Beautiful Blue on the Beach - Lover's Key, Florida - USA
Blue herons are breathtaking creatures. Majestic, graceful, and commanding of our attention. I had just recently encountered one up close for the first time in the Everglades of Florida, where they were found abundantly. I had a few attempts in the Everglades at capturing their elegant beauty, but wasn't entirely pleased with the results.
While exploring the barrier island of Lover's Key, Florida, I was thrilled to spot one standing about 15 feet away, on the beach, with a lovely sand & ocean colored backdrop. I reached for the camera, a bit frantically, not wanting to miss the opportunity and assuming I had a limited time before he flew away!
Quite surprisingly, he wasn't phased by my presence, as calm as the ocean breeze. I relaxed and calmed down as well, taking my time framing and capturing him in a way that conveyed the feeling of joy & excitement his presence provided.