I photographed this Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. This Great Blue Heron was jumping off a platform near the Dam to catch shad (Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method). After catching the Shad it would fly to land to eat it.

Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad

Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad (Ardea herodias)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: January 9, 2023 (11:16 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -4/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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