I photographed this Great Blue Heron while hiking the Horton Slough Trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Great Blue Heron On A Cold January Day
Great Blue Heron On A Cold January Day

I spotted this Great Blue Heron on the edge of Horton Slough. I hid behind some brush, but the Heron heard my camera and was looking in my direction. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

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 17, 2021 (10:02 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 2500
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.67
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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