One of my favorite things to do is taking place today. We have Culture training at Camp Courageous. We do this twice a year and use Camp Courageous as a retreat. Charlie Becker and his wonderful staff are just super to work with and they go out of their way to help us have a successful meeting.
I always enjoy doing training and particularly this type of training. I get to work with some very talented folks and it is just a real treat.
On the way home last night I went by the Duck Pond as I always do and to my great surprise there were five Blue Herons in the Duck Pond stalking food. I drove past the pond, pulled off the side of the road to get my camera set up for the shoot and then did another drive by.
To my delight none of them took off so I was able to get a few good shots. The problem is the sun is always shinning directly against me on the way home so I really have trouble exposing for the mid-tones and shadows.
Additionally I do not normally carry my 600 mm lens so all I had was the 80 – 400 mm lens, which is a little short for the opportunity I had.
All things considered I was happy to watch the Herons stalk their prey for a few minutes. The light was difficult and they were a little farther away then I would have preferred but you take what you can get and move on. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.