Great Blue Heron: York County, Maine, USA, November 2023 — I waited on the marsh observation deck for a good 45 minutes for this Great Blue Heron, who I had spotted while still way out, to work its way down the back edge of the marsh toward me. I had a deer (photos posted a few days ago) to entertain me for a few moments while I waited, but mostly I just sat in the autumn sun and listened to the marsh and the wind in the bare trees of the wet Maple forest behind me. Eventually the Heron got as close to the deck as it was going to and began to work its way around…I took my “keeper” photos…I had taken lots of shots, of course, as it approached, but I did not even bother to process most of those…why would I once the Heron had given me the shots I wanted all along. 🙂 OM Systems OM-1 with the ED 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator.