Great Blue Heron Sunning Itself

By | May 25, 2021

I photographed a Great Blue Heron sunning itself on a cool April morning at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It is neat how they droop their wings like this.

Great Blue Heron Sunning
Great Blue Heron Sunning

How I Got The Shot: Great Blue Heron Sunning Itself

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

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II With EF 1.4X III Extender

Technical: First Photo

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 19, 2018 (07:40 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.3
  • Focal Length: 560 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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