Nikon D300, AFS Nikkor 500VR+1,4X-TC, handheld, manual exposure, ISO640, f7, 1/800s
Herons are really shy in the south of Spain but during this time of the year they are a bit more tolerant with the presence of humans. I captured this one shooting from the car, with the engine working and the car moving a very, very low speed (unpavimented road, no traffic... it was not an unsafe situation, of course). I was driving the car when I saw the bird, then I reduced the car speed almost to stop it and when I could get a good point of view of the bird through the passenger seat I took the camera and got a two sharp images from a series of three frames. The heron was cooperative but, she was not a professional model posing for me This one is a full frame image but the bird is a bit centerd in the composition so I cropped from the left and a bit from the right.