Great Blue Heron Taking Fish To Shore

By | January 6, 2021

I photographed this Great Blue Heron walking to shore with a large fish. I think the fish is a Freshwater Drum. It made it to shore where it swallowed this large fish as you can see in the second photo.

Great Blue Heron Taking Fish To Shore
Great Blue Heron Taking Fish To Shore
Great Blue Heron Swallowing Large Fish 2
Great Blue Heron Swallowing Large Fish

How I Got The Photo: Great Blue Heron Taking Fish To Shore

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

Technical:

  • Location: City Lake, Charleston (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: December 31, 2013 (09:39 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f6.3 and 7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. and 1/2500 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • 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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  3. Great Blue Heron With Large Sunfish
  4. Great Blue Heron Eating Gar
Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.