Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler

Photo taken: May 22, 2020, in Kenmore

Photographer’s description: “Harriette and Hemley, watching out for Mom, had their bases covered. I noticed these two fledgling Great Blue Herons most efficiently scanning the sky for their parents. Used my Olympus M1X, 300 mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/2500.”

Critique: “Well, Gloria, you’ve done it again. While there are many fine photographers who contribute to Reader’s Lens, your photos are consistently good. This one is fantastic; I love the mirrorlike composition, almost like a vertical reflection. The young herons might even pop a little more if we centered them directly in the frame, which would require a slight crop, but could better frame this lovely photo that is all about symmetry. Thanks for sharing your talents with us again.”

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