I found this Great Blue Heron in the same place as the last two times I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This time I was able to photograph it catching two shad at the same time. Before swallowing both it dropped the one in the front. After eating the one it was able to reach back into the water and get the second one.
How I Got The Shot – Great Blue Heron Catching Two Shad
This Heron is near the bridge at Horton Slough. The bridge is before
you go through the gate to start the auto tour road. There is a parking
area for people to hike the Horton Slough Trail or to fish.
Heron does not seem to mind me sitting on a bench near the water across
from it with my equipment. I had to make two trips to my pickup to get
the tripod and camera and the heron never looked my way.
I had clear skies this trip so I was able to shoot at a higher shutter speed to catch the action. The ISO was still higher than I like with the camera I was using.
I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a EF500 mm f/4L IS USM lens on a tripod.