Hi John and thank you very much for the visit.
Unfortunately or fortunately (point of view), no boat.
It is strictly prohibited in this swamp (nature reserve). Allowed to shoot only from the east bank; the rest is the territory of wild animals (herons, ibis, storks, knights of Italy, bitterns, kingfishers, etc. etc..)
All the best.
Thank you very much Hiltrud.
You know what the funniest thing in this picture?
The small blue dragonfly resting on algae, behind the tail of the heron.
When I took the photo I had not even noticed her.
Are welcome gifts of nature.
Have a great day.
Actually, the composition is poor. To begin with, an animal should almost never be in the center of the photo, especially in a scene like this. The picture should have been composed with the bird to the right side. Also, since the bird is partially reflected, the composer should have included a full reflection or composed so that there would be little or no reflection. Instead, the viewer looks in vain for the completion of the image.
But at least it's the photographer's own picture instead of an owl picture by a true professional or a clip-art photoshop job designed to make the ants of summitpost vote for it and praise it while he tells lies about how he "made" it.
But if you want to compliment a badly composed picture of a bird in a swamp on a website about mountains, be my guest.