Great Blue Heron Lifting Off

A Great Blue Heron lifting off from the Charleston City Lake Dam here in Arkansas. I photographed it with the tips of its toes still touching the ground.

I posted a photo a few days ago of this same Great Blue Heron Taking Off from the deep section of this same lake near the Dam.

Great Blue Heron Lifting Off Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Lifting Off

I photographed this Great Blue Heron while sitting in my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 23, 2023 (09:50 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 640 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation:  -1 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Related Posts:

  1. Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water
  2. Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method
  3. Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad
2023-01-26T03:38:40-06:00January 26, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Blue Heron Lifting Off

Snow Goose Landing

I photographed this Snow Goose landing in a field at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was on January 17, 2023 and on this day I saw the most Snow Geese I have seen all winter. The numbers have been very low.

Snow Geese breed from late May to mid-August, although they spend more than half the year migrating to and from warmer wintering areas after leaving their breeding grounds. Snow Geese spend winters in warm regions of North America and breed north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northern tip of Siberia.

Snow Goose Landing Snow Goose Landing (Anser caerulescens)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 17, 2023 (11:45 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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2023-01-20T05:15:18-06:00January 20, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snow Goose Landing

Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad

I photographed this Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. This Great Blue Heron was jumping off a platform near the Dam to catch shad (Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method). After catching the Shad it would fly to land to eat it.

Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad (Ardea herodias)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical:

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: January 9, 2023 (11:16 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 2000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -4/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

Related Posts:

  1. Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water
2023-01-14T02:58:38-06:00January 14, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad

Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water

I photographed this Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water while I was at the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. The Great Blue Heron dove off of a platform in the lake (Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method) and caught the fish. It then flies with the fish to the bank to swallow it.

Great Blue Heron Wingtip Touching Water Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Wingtip Touching Water

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Technical:

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: January 10, 2023 (09:04 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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2023-01-11T07:17:10-06:00January 12, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water
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