This is from 2008. If I were to process it today I would probably crop and process it differently.
I was using a not great camera at the time, its deficiencies are not too evident here.
Herons are tricky, if you spook them they make a horrible croaking cry of protest - and fly off.
So I was quite glad to be able to hang with this guy.
Their colours are very muted and the sky was heavily overcast - ideal conditions.
The juveniles also have some attractive rusty brown around their shoulders.
Herons have an interesting trick where they 'shadow' the water. Fish feel safer with protection
I remember there was a fisherman complaining about the poor fishing.
I pointed out the Barrow's Golden-Eye, heron, seals, and other fishermen - and suggested he was