Up with the early bird

This last week I’ve been learning how to use the manual settings on my camera. Today we had an early morning field trip – the sun was still dragging itself out of bed as we began.

Just thought I’d share my favourite shot with you.

White-faced Heron

This White-faced Heron sat patiently, apparently unconcerned, while I messed around with various camera settings, took some very ordinary photographs, changed lenses, took more very ordinary photographs, until I finally found the right settings and the right angle.

I think perseverance paid off.