I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
I initially spotted this great blue heron perched on a stump in the marsh pond yesterday just prior to sunset. As I brought up the camera to take a look at him he picked that moment to take off and leave the area. I grabbed this photo as he swooped by me, possibly on his way to the evening roost.