The Silent Stalker

One afternoon, after the whooping crane boat charter ended, I drove to nearby Aransas Pass and photographed birds at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. This excellent birding facility contains a short boardwalk that extends out over the marshy waters. Along the route, various birds and other wildlife can be observed at extreme closeup range. Today’s post features some of the Green Herons (Butorides virescens) that I was able to photograph. The Green Heron is a very quiet and slow-moving bird as it stalks it’s prey. However, once within striking distance, it is lightning fast! Here are a few of my favorite images:

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Over the weekend I was able to get my new 6TB drives formatted and all my images copied to them, so I am currently downloading the last of the images from this recent trip to the Texas Gulf Coast. Once done, I’ll be sharing more images from Leonabelle Turnbull, as well as more whooping crane images.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On)
  • ISO 400 (top 4 images), ISO 200 (bottom image)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (all images)
  • Shutter 1/40 sec. to 1/250 sec.

 

 

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