This photo was taken by Jim Mayer at Lake Thunderbird State Park, near Norman, OK on September 24, 2011. It was my first outing with my new kit; a Canon 60D and a Canon EF-S 18-135 mm IS lens. I took the shot using a focal length of 135 mm using an exposure of f/6.3 at 1/40 sec, ISO 400 on a Slik tripod. I was able to capture of series of three images of the heron. This image was the last one as the bird took to wing.