Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie

By | July 15, 2020

I have been posting photos of Great Blue Heron catching fish and this time I am posting one of a Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie. The fish are in a small pool of water but its deep so this Great Blue Heron went into the deep water to catch this Crappie. After it caught the fish, it had to swim to shore. I could not photograph it eating the Crappie because it faced away from me.

Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie
Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie

How I Got The Shot – Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie

I parked on the Sally Jones West Causeway 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.

Note: Sally Jones West Causeway is on the northwest corner of the tour road. This is the same area I photographed a Great Blue Heron Eating A Gar.

Technical:

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 12, 2020
• Aperture: f6.3
• Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
• ISO: 2500
• Exposure Bias: +4/3 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II