Beyond the BackyardCircle B Bar Reserve

First Light

I love photographing the sunrise out on the Wading Bird Way trail at the Circle B Bar Reserve. You’re standing on a trail between two bodies of water. You face one to photograph the rising sun. Then you turn to face the other, where birds often sit conveniently on posts and soak in the morning light. This Great Blue Heron didn’t care when I approached him and started to take head shots. I love how the blue watery background contrasts with his face and beak.