Canon 7D Mk II, ISO 1250, 700mm, f/5.6, 1/640sec
One of my favorite places to go when I have some spare time is Barr Lake State Park in Colorado. I feel fortunate to have a place where Eagles, Osprey, Herons, and many other species congregate during the year.
Barr Lake is one of the places I like to go and just sit and see what comes to me. There are some wonderful blinds to make yourself a little less obtrusive to our feathered friends, and you never know what might happen.
One of my favorite subjects is the Great Blue Heron. They have such grace both in the air and as they stalk along the shoreline. This Heron flew near a blind where I could observe him unnoticed. As he settled in an angry Red-Winged Blackbird landed on his back, and I captured this frame. I vividly remember the moment staring through the viewfinder, watching the flinch of the heron, and wondering what is going to happen next.
In the frame the Blackbird seems to be ready to fly into the sky on the wings of his Heron mount.