Heron at Sweetwater Creek Park in Georgia

About the Author and Photographer

Matthew Futter is a simple man with complex interests. He has been a personal assistant, a technical writer, a shipping line supervisor, a sometime photographer, a hiker who knows how old his knees are, and an amateur birder. While working in a bookstore years ago, he was excellent at steaming milk but never made a great cappuccino. These days, he enjoys learning about new technology, discovering new medical advances and psychological insights, and sharing the most important lessons he continues to learn in life.

The heron above was sitting comfortably in the middle of the creek, safely away from most humans, at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Georgia. This admiring shot was taken from the east bank with a 200mm telephoto lens at maximum zoom.