After kayaking through a bayou just outside of New Orleans, as part of a day-time vacation excursion, I knew I wanted to come back to the swamps of the Southern United States. Of course it helped that we walked into a ton of galleries in downtown New Orleans with photos that blew me away ... and then David Thompson came back with his own set of photos ... I knew I had to go back.
Willie and I flew into New Orleans and met up with Carolyn and drove to the swamps. We had planned to rent some kayaks for the week so we could get out on the water but David hadn't quite arrived yet and there wasn't any way to get kayaks in time for our first sunrise. We made our way to this lake to see what we could photograph from the shoreline.
When we arrived a large photo-tour had also pulled up and started setting all their tripods up to photograph a particular line of trees with a still reflection in the lake. Trying to avoid them I turned around and saw this heron standing in the water. I immediately grabbed the "Bigma" (my very long, and quite large telephoto lens) and knew that the heron, combined with these 3 trees, would make a great foreground!
Nikon D800 w/Sigma 150-600mm:
370mm, f/11, 1/8 sec, ISO 200
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