This tri-colored heron was actively feeding along a pond at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. The afternoon was fantastic and the light was great. The challenge was in isolating the bird away from the many great and snowy egrets that were also foraging in the area. I photographed those as well but I particularly liked the colors of this heron with the bright blue beak, dark red legs, and rusty brown throat. The minnow in the beak was an added bonus. Private ranch photography in South Texas is perhaps the ultimate because of the control one has in the surroundings; however, there are many great images to be had at local and state parks. One only has to be determined to get out there and photograph.
Until next time, good light and keep shooting. –KEVIN