How often do you get this lucky?
I don't remember what I was doing at the time, but I just happened to look out the back window of my apartment and outside was this massive bird, a Great Blue Heron. It just stood there, looking at something. I'm not sure what it was looking at. It could have been a gopher, but if there was one, I didn't see it.
I quickly grabbed my X-T2 and mounted the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens, which has the equivalent field of view of a 70-200mm on a full frame camera.
The bird stood still for me for several minutes while I snapped its photo. Have a look at the detail of the above image, now cropped.
Amazing detail, eh? I'm continually impressed by the sharpness of the Fuji glass. The beauty of the heron’s feathers — especially the lines — are amazing!
Here's one more, just before my friend took off into the sky...
I'm not sure if this is a fighting stance or what... But the heron wasn't looking directly at anyone in particular that I could tell. There was no one directly in front of it, but something got it to ruffle its feathers!
Hopefully this heron will come back once in a while for more shots!