Great Egret Swallowing A Crappie

By | July 17, 2020

I photographed this Great Egret swallowing a Crappie in the same location as the Great Blue Heron I have been posting photos of. The Sally Jones West Causeway has been an outstanding area to photograph these two types of birds catching and eating fish this season.

Great Egret Swallowing Crappie
Great Egret Swallowing Crappie

How I Got The Photo – Great Egret Swallowing A Crappie

Just like my photos of the Great Blue Heron, I parked on the side of the auto tour road at the Sally Jones West Causeway (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma). I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Technical:

• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 24, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec.
• ISO: 800
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II