This Great Blue Heron was standing on the metal dock at the Charleston City Lake here in Arkansas. I come to this lake to photograph Bald Eagles but I see lots of different birds.

Great Blue Heron Standing On Metal Dock
Great Blue Heron Standing On Metal Dock

I was in the parking lot photographing this bird with my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.


  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: City Lake, Charleston (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: December 31, 2013 (09:34 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 320
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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