GREAT BLUE HERON, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 17, 2014
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
1/320 sec. f11
This visiting Great Blue was wading slowly in the shallows near the Garden's Visitor Center when it suddenly jabbed its long beak into the water and came up with a fish. The lighting was not good—the bird was backlit in high sun and the shadows harsh—but a little work in Lightroom brought out things acceptably.