Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Green Heron in Encinitas

This Green Heron was at a small pond in Encinitas recently. It was an overcast day so the maroon and greenish hues are quite muted. Egrets and herons are photogenic birds. They are large and often allow close approach. So, after the first half-a-hundred photos of each bird it's hard to get something unique to get excited about. However, I thought the rusty grate to the large drain matched the heron's colors nicely and provided an interesting artistic accent that is lacking in many of my "documentary style" bird photos. Plus, it kind of follows the Rules of Thirds.

Green Heron
Green Heron. Encinitas, California. October 25, 2015. Greg Gillson.