I became acquainted with this young Great Blue Heron last summer. I am almost 100% sure its the same one because while all of the other herons will take flight as soon as I come into view, this one will move to the shore, and then upon realizing that I am not a threat, it will resume its search for fish. Its patience is evident here in this extended exposure shot. I slowed the shutter down to soften the surface of the water but was able to keep the heron pretty much in focus because it was standing perfectly still while waiting for an unsuspecting fish to swim by.
Patience is a virtue, and the key to survival. This heron caught and swallowed 3 fish while I watched from the dam.