Tricolored Heron – Preening
Prior to this past winter vacation in Florida, I’ve not had many other opportunities in photographing Tricolored Herons; so any time I saw one in the past few months, I tried capturing as many photos as I could of this gorgeous heron.
With the surrounding brown mangrove roots and reeds, it wasn’t the greatest to compose the Tricolored Heron’s profile with anything else in the frame. Darn. We always like a pretty scene or background.
But wait! After a little bit, my beautiful subject decided to do a little preening.
The Twist (song)
“Come on, baby
Let’s do the twist
Come on, baby
Let’s do the twist”
“Take me by my little hand
And go like this
Baby, baby, twist”
“Ooh yeah, just like this
Come on, little miss, and do the twist….”
Lyrics by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters 1959
(which gave birth to Chubby Checker’s Twist dance craze in 1960)
Tricolored Heron – “Doing The Twist”
A scene that seemed dull unfolded into a beautiful shoot with just a little patience on my part.