We were at our usual spot at Riverside Park, doing our usual thing of sitting and munching a light lunch, when something unusual occurred.
As I looked about 50' to my left, I spotted a Great Blue Heron. I don't always have my camera beside me because it seems that all of my pictures from here are the same. But I had it that day, picked it up and started shooting.
She or he was on the constant prowl for sustenance. ↓
S/he must have caught three or more fish while I was shooting.
In my first shots, the heron was still quite far away. My zoom barely reach it, and the exposure wasn't great, so I turned this photo into a highly silhouetted black and white.
While the bird started far to our left, it ended up going past us only about 10' away. S/he was totally unconcerned with the presence of two slow-legged humans nearby. It was a happily serendipitous experience. I'm glad I had my camera and that it had the right lens attached.