I photographed this Great Blue Heron using a different method of fishing. It would stand on the platform and look for fish. When it saw one it would jump off the platform and catch the fish. You can see in my photo that it would go in head first. Sometimes the Great Blue Heron would miss but most of the time it was successful.

Great Blue Heron Diving

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Diving

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 10, 2023 (8:34 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO:5000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm