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I have seen a lot of herons since I started kayaking. Most flying in a direction away from me before I have even spotted them. They are amazingly hard to see in the foliage along the banks. I spotted this Great Blue heron and started clicking as I glided towards him. But soon I was stuck in the muck and seaweed. I had to put my camera on my legs, paddle a bit closer, then take more pictures. The heron completely ignored me as I tried to get closer. Soon I was too close for comfort and he started moving quickly along the bank. He stopped a few times before taking off.
I have plenty of pictures of this heron standing on the bank which I will process for some future post. But I liked these shots of the heron in flight so I processed them first and decided to post them separately. Because panning from a kayak is challenging, I seem to be capturing something closer to special effects or art in motion than clear pictures of a heron in flight. This image is completely blurred and there is a ghosting effect around the heron. While I love the effect, I am also viewing this image in a very large format. Be sure click on these images for better viewing.