The Green Heron (Butorides virescens). The chicks fledge in about three weeks but are hopping around the nest and snapping at insects when they are two weeks old. This was exact t behavior i witnessed , as the parents were gone foraging for food. Truly a memorable morning. A tricky dof situation though, thus the reason for F 10, after stopping down and checking the dof thru the viewfinder with the =aide of the dof button. Patience is required, as one tries to cath them in the same plan etc....Click on image to darken the surrounding canvas... All rights reserved on all images, with no exceptions, without my written release.