Fun Friday: Better Keep Fishin’

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a Great Blue Heron that flew from the rookery to the water’s edge, directly in front of me, to fish. Having my long (500mm) lens on, the heron came so close that I had to back away a couple of feet to even be able to photograph it. At first, I was wishing my shorter lens was on the end of my camera. But it ended up being a good thing I had that long lens attached … the fish he was catching were small minnows! Better not stop fishing just yet!

Great Blue Heron fishing

Great Blue Heron fishing

Great Blue Heron fishing

Great Blue Heron fishing

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Wimberly gimbal head
  • ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/4 to f/6.3
  • Shutter 1/200 sec. to 1/640 sec.

 

 

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