GREAT BLUE HERON, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 1, 2015
90mm Tamron macro plus 1.4x Pentax extender (126mm)
1/320 sec. f9
Just as the Garden opened this morning at 8, this Great Blue posed nicely just outside the Welcome Center. The low morning light resulted in saturated colors, which I muted using Lightroom to make the bird pop out of the foliage. I wish I had had a 300mm telephoto to cut down the range, but the Tamron-and-extender combination on the K-3 gave sufficient sharpness that allowed some pretty hard cropping of the image.