Circle B Bar Reserve - Robert Carter Photography

Lightning Quick . . .

I had set up and was watching this Green Heron as he sat waiting to spring. I decided to take a shot and move on. As I snapped, he struck. I caught this one quite by accident. You can see how far out his strike went by the drag-trail . . . most amazing is how strong his legs are to hold him in this bent over position throughout the capture. The photo was taken at 1/2000 of a second and barely slowed him without blur. (2016)

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