One of the aspirations behind this blog is to learn how to take better pictures, especially of the birds who live in estuarine environments.
Bob Noble who blogs at Bob’s Eyes has taken a lot of good photographs in the Russian River Estuary. He has offered me some hints:
- Be Patient
- Be Still
- Get Close
All three of these are hard for me to do, but I’m learning.
On Halloween, right after launching my kayak I noticed a Great Blue Island standing on the shore of Penny Island almost directly across from the ramp. I eased over so the sun would be behind me as I stopped paddling. I hoped to slowly drift in closer to the GBH. It worked! I didn’t scare the heron and it kept watching for its breakfast.
The heron made one unsuccessful attempt at catching a fish in the 30 minutes or so that I sat watching.