The only editing I did to this one was quite a sizeable crop and the addition of a soft vignette to highlight the heron.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Here in Florida, we're blessed to see an abundance of wildlife, right on our doorstep, so to speak. Our house backs onto a conservation area and there is far more hiding in there than we can ever imagine, I'm sure. Last year, at the height of our cold spell (yes, it was in the 30s F in the mornings for quite a while!), a Florida bobcat came to our backyard to warm himself in the sun. Unfortunately, I thought he was a pile of leaves for the longest time - until I got my camera out, at which time, of course, he turned and sauntered away... No such luck this winter but this beautiful white heron perched himself at the top of a 60-foot tree last week and stayed just long enough for me to get his picture.