Heron poses

The heron has been standing out on the swamp all evening, striking various poses.

For a full five minutes, he stood like this--sort of cross-winged, as if in the heron lotus position.

All posing was abandoned when a salamander was sighted. The heron nabbed it, then played with it, dropping it back in the water, poking at it, picking it up, washing it off in the water--or dipping it in algae salsa--and finally throwing it back down the gullet.

Some of the poses are bizarre. Most are done in slow motion.