I'm trying to incorporate previous advice - as much as I can in tricky outdoor conditions such as rapidly changing light and subjects that tend to flee at my approach - into my new pictures. Hope I'm improving! Here is a couple of shots of Great Blue Heron fishing in low tide. I still don't have any kind of filter on my lens. For the first one the sun came out for a second . .. I was hoping to capture maybe a bit of the 'drama' of the moment, sort of the heightened activity of the birds. Success? or Failure?? The second shot I'm not so sure about, the sun hid behind some clouds and the birds were beginning to be annoyed with my presence . . . not nearly as exciting, colour-wise. For both shots I deliberately positioned myself so the two Heron in the background would be nicely in the shot. Good? Bad? Ugly? For the full story of that day, plus more pics please visit http://ketadesign.typepad.com/storybook/2006/07/more_drama.html but be warned, there is an enlargement of a bald eagle with an injured eye which may disturb some. PS: I am bothered by the post in the background of both shots . . .is it worth the trouble to blot it out in PhotoShop? I try to keep my photos as authentic as possible.