ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/1250s, 55-200mm lens
The kids and I met some friends at a local lake today. We had great fun. And, man, was it hot! We all came home a bit crispy. I'm not as crispy as the kids because I hung out in the shade most of the time. (Fair-skinned redhead that I am ... the sun and I don't get along real well. Even with #50 sunblock on.) Anyway, on the way out of the park, we drove down to a boat launch to look for milkweed. (Yeah, I know. I'm a bit obsessed.) While there we saw this heron (Great Blue Heron?) wading along the shore. I got as close to him as I could, but then he took off. I really wish I would have increased my aperture and gotten a sharper photo. But that's what this photography journey is all about ... learning from my mistakes. I'm still excited that I was able to capture him in mid air.