I went back to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma yesterday and found this Great Blue Heron in the same place I saw it a few days ago (Great Blue Heron Reflection In Water). The Great Blue Heron was catching Shad this time.
How I Got The Shot – Great Blue Heron With Shad
Yesterday was a cloudy day with rain off and on. I usually don’t like photographing wildlife on days like this because I need a high shutter speed to catch the action. If I raise the ISO to get the shutter speed I need then I get noise in my photo.
I wanted to see if this bird would let me set up a tripod and not get spooked. It did so I took a chance on a few photos. I missed a lot of action shots because of a slow shutter but I got a few that I liked. I also like the colors on the bird that I was able to get because of the cloudy day.
I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens on a tripod.
Here is a photo of this same Great Blue Heron with two shad: Great Blue Heron Catching Two Shad