Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Shad

I photographed this Great Blue Heron swimming with a Shad at the City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. I mainly go to this lake in the winter to photograph the Bald Eagles that like to fish here.

Great Blue Heron Swimming With Shad
Great Blue Heron Swimming With Shad

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

Gear Used:

  • 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 (09:22 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 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

Here is another Great Blue Heron that I photographed swimming with a Crappie: Great Blue Heron Swimming With A Crappie

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