I was surprised I got close to this Great Blue Heron for a close up portrait. They have been difficult to get close to even in my pickup.

Great Blue Heron Close Up Portrait
Great Blue Heron Close Up Portrait

How I Got The Shot: Great Blue Heron Close Up Portrait

This Great Blue Heron was near the bridge just before starting the auto tour road. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. 

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II 


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 30, 2021 (05:58 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • ISO: 16000
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 371 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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