It happened again and I didn’t even know it was going to happen until after it happened.
A couple of years ago I provided an image of a Halloween Pennant to Five Rivers MetroParks in the greater Dayton area for use on their website. In the process of working through getting them the right size, I offered to them anything in my library that I had shot in the MetroParks to use as they wished. Their parks. Their creatures. I just managed to walk in and document it.
It is always an honor to get published, but even more so in this case. First, the story that the photo accompanies is a well-written piece on the differences between the various small bodies of water that are in their parks. I have to admit I learned a thing or two from the article and that will help my photography in the very near future. And second, it helped tell their overall message and I think I have said it here before, but I think that Five Rivers MetroParks are easily the best city/metro area parks of any city in the country.
About the Image:
As mentioned above, I made this image of the Green Heron (Butorides virescens) on the way to the airport last August. It was shot within Huffman MetroPark and I blogged about that trip here. On the image itself the tech specs were ISO 200, 1/250th at f/11. Standard camera gear (60D, 300mm, 1.4x) off of the monopod.