I photographed this Great Blue Heron with a small shad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Great Blue Heron With Shad
Great Blue Heron With Shad

How I Got The Photo: A Great Blue Heron With A Small Shad

I saw this Great Blue Heron on the east side of the Horton Slough road bridge. I pulled over and got a few quick photos. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 22, 2021 (09:41 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -3
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4