This pair of great blue herons is mating, which began with the male jumping onto the female's back. As he adjusts his position, he flaps his wings (I think, to help maintain his balance). In this shot he is reaching to grab the female's neck in his beak. He will continue to flap his wings all during the process. The female has her wings slightly raised. This shot is best viewed in the largest sizes.
Thanks for the comments on the macro of the spider and the ant. For the last couple of days, I've experienced the same problem some of the others of you have referred to: difficulty getting my posting to show up in the dailies. Going into the gallery settings and changing the community sharing to "none" and then back to "daily community" seems to have fixed it (I hope).
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