Great Blue In The Morning Sun

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The Great Blue Heron was sitting on a rice field gate.  It was just a little past sunrise, light was nice, but still early.

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In case he moved I took this first shot. Basic rule is get the first one, then do any setup. In this case it was to wait for more light.

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I really thought he was going to stay. Which of course he didn’t.

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The bird was kind enough to give the usual bent knee flight warning.

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The light wasn’t what I wanted but just enough to get these, with a little morning glow.

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LaToya Cantrell Elected New Orleans’ 1st Woman Mayor

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (photo via nola.com)

by Kevin McGill via abcnews.go.com

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.

The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. “Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we’re still making history,” Cantrell told a cheering crowd in her victory speech. The leader in most polls before the runoff election, she never trailed as votes were counted.

Her opponent, former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet, conceded the race and congratulated Cantrell late Saturday. Later, complete returns showed Cantrell with 60 percent of the vote. “I do not regret one moment of anything about this campaign,” Charbonnet said. The two women…

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