I have been a fan of the Blue Heron for a long time, I find this bird to be simply fascinating, especially in the majestic way it presents itself and the amazing detail in its feathers. I made this image of a Blue Heron and its reflection back in 2013 at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge on the same day I made this image I have already shared here on the blog.
You might be wondering why I went back to 2013 and pulled this image out as a #WayBackMachine post and while the answer is quite simple to me, it might be a bit hard to explain. I used a Sigma 50-500 lens to make this image. I later sold that lens to fund the purchase of my 13″ MacBook Pro and while I didn’t use that lens a lot, I really did miss having it a few different times. I have wanted to replace it with something long since the day I sold it but it simply never fit into the budget and there were other things that were higher on the budget priority anyway.
My recent purchase of the Nikon 28-300 has me evaluating my lens lineup again and it become very clear that my Sigma 24-70 2.8 was no longer needed and I put it up for sale. As of today, I was made an offer that I simply couldn’t refuse, trading that 24-70 for a Sigma 150-500. I can’t want to get back out and start shooting some herons again. :-)