Wow! I spotted a Great Blue Heron with a large sunfish in its bill. I quickly adjusted my camera settings and clicked the shutter.
I’m so excited I was able to capture this moment. I’ve been photographing Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets for a few weeks now, as the area they frequent is drying up and leaving them with only shallow, small pools of water to fish in. It’s been a fast-paced process, but I was lucky enough to get this shot at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I had my camera and lens set up on a bean bag draped over the window of my pickup and the moment I saw the bird with the huge sunfish in its beak, I quickly adjusted my settings and clicked the shutter – and boom! I got the shot!
• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 20, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
• ISO: 2000
• Exposure Bias: +1/2 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II