Ashuelot River Dam Heron in Flight

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in color, photography, wildlife

The planets aligned for me this morning. I had the right combination of good light, scenery, mist, and a camera configured to capture a large bird in flight as a great blue heron sprung into the air from one of the flat rocks at the base of the Ashuelot River dam in Keene. After firing a burst of perfectly focused shots (a first for me) I managed to capture the photo that I have been visualizing since I began my early morning visits to the dam over a week ago. It literally took the patience of a great blue heron to achieve this, and I learned so much about myself and this magnificent heron in doing so.

A great blue heron lifting off in the mist at the base of the Ashuelot River dam