Was visiting a good friend in Bradenton for a few days last week. We went to a rookery in the nearby town of Venice. It was a small rookery, but there were many birds nesting in the small area…Great Blue and White Herons, and Anhingas. They were in various stages of raising their young. These two have what looked like a several week old chick. You can barely see it behind the tree leaves between the two birds. Captured this shot just as one of the parents was coming in for a landing with a thin twig to shore up the nest. Beautiful birds!
My settings were ISO 200, 1/800 sec, f/8 at 300mm (70-300mm). Cropped a bunch since they were quite a distance away. Applied Topaz Adjust’s Pop Photo filter at low strength.