Great Blue Herons

Another common bird found on the Aransas NWR during my winter trip to the Texas Gulf Coast, was the Great Blue Heron:

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron landing

A very common bird, but one always fun to watch/photograph!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Top Image: Canon 5D Mark III body; Bottom Image: Canon 7D Mark II body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (both images)
  • Bogen 3021 tripod with Wemberly gimbal head
  • ISO 800 (top image) and ISO 200 (bottom image)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (top image) and f/6.3 (bottom image)
  • Shutter 1/640 sec. (top image) and 1/2000 sec. (bottom image)

Note:  If you live near the Kansas City area, you are probably aware that in August we will experience a “Spectacle in the Sky”. We will be blessed with a rare total solar eclipse coming through our area. The daytime will suddenly turn black! Birds, dogs and other animals will go crazy! And people will likely be even crazier! In preparation for this rare event, I will be teaching a one-night class on April 18, that will teach you how and where to safely observe/photograph this wonderful, natural phenomenon. To learn more, click on this link:  “2017 Photography Classes”


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