I photographed this Great Blue Heron with a shad at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was in February 2012. I am not seeing many of these birds this winter like I normally do. Maybe they are in the backwater areas and far from the auto tour road.

Great Blue Heron With A Shad
Great Blue Heron With A Shad

I parked on the side of the auto tour road. This Heron was on the south side of the road across from Tuff pond (Arkansas River). I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date & Time Taken: February 19, 2012 (08:56 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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