Great Blue Heron Still Life

Spotted this guy while paddling in Bigelow Hollow State Park last week. He was so hunched down and still I almost passed him by. I’m always amazed by how they can “freeze” when they sense someone nearby.

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Is this a composite: No
Sony RX10M4, ISO 320, f/4, 1/1250, 600mm (35mm equiv); adjusted exposure, vibrance, and dehaze using ACDSee Photo Studio.

I like the pose in this image. Your color balance is good. The point of focus is on the neck rather than the head. I think if you had reasonable focus on the eye and head you would have more detail in the white plumage which appears to be slightly blown. Keep trying though.

Thanks @David_Schoen , good points.