"Pick Up Sticks"
Story behind the photo: It is the middle of November, and the Great Blue Heron are building their nests at the Venice Rookery in Venice, Florida. It is surprising the size of some of the larger sticks they bring to the trees and work into the branches. They will often rework a section that they aren’t happy with, which is what this Heron is doing.
Common Name: Great Blue Heron
Scientific Name: Ardea herodias
Photograph taken at the Venice Rookery in Venice, Florida, on November 14, 2014.
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM with 1.4x III Teleconverter
Focal Length: 840 mm
Exposure: 1/1600 second at f/5.6
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