After the osprey leave our nearby nest, other birds such as bald eagles and great blue herons often visit to look around and “play” in a borrowed nest. I wanted to share a sequence of photos of this great blue heron. It was feeling lively on the particular day I photographed and I was thrilled with the various poses that resulted. It was almost like having a family portrait session. Now let me see your right profile, your left profile and please lift your right leg, thank you! I was glad I had the patience to wait for all of the ways it moved. Now if only I could do it again with a longer lens. These are all heavily cropped from the originals.