Five Rivers Environmental Center, a nature preserve in Delmar, NY
A friend and I were visiting this local nature preserve, taking an easy half-mile hike around a pond, and hoping to see some wildlife. We happened upon a break in the trees, which perfectly framed this beautiful heron looking for a meal of fish. I like using natural vegetation to frame my wildlife subjects, and this composition happened effortlessly. We were very quiet, and the serene heron rewarded us with several minutes of its thrilling presence.
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Olympus FE-340 8.0 mp/5X optical zoom digital "point and shoot" camera