shortcut to original photo . While in Wilmington, NC a few weeks ago I went in search of a couple of good places for bird photography. The first solid reference I found was to a park right in the city, Greenfield Lake. I had not been there before so I really didn't know what to expect. As it happens the lake is the centerpiece of a gorgeous city park that seems to be very well maintained. Really, the place was beautiful. From the parking lot I followed a path to the nearest water's edge. I hadn't been standing there for 10 seconds when this blue heron perched itself on a tree limb directly in front of me! (SCORE!) The bird was obviously used to human activity around the lake because it cared less that I was moving slowly to improve my position. The bird say there and behaved itself while I got off a lot of great shots, some including the bird stretching out that long neck to groom its feathers.