Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method

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

Technical:

  • 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
2023-01-11T04:07:50-06:00January 11, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method

Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole

I photographed this Great Blue Heron tossing tadpole in an area known as the Lower Scarborough, which is located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I photographed this Heron from inside my pickup. My camera and lens were resting on a bean bag draped over the open window.

Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole
Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 3, 2022 (09:53 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3205
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T05:09:55-06:00April 18, 2022|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great Blue Heron Tossing Tadpole

A Great Blue Heron Being Picky

At the end of the video, you notice that the Great Blue Heron seems to not like the fish it caught. I took this video while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Great Blue Heron Being Picky

How I Got The Video: Great Blue Heron Being Picky

I was parked near an area known as Miner’s Cove (Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge).

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11
2022-12-23T15:43:59-06:00August 30, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Great Blue Heron Being Picky

Heron Eating Well With An Injury

I made a post a few days ago in reference to a Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot. This Great Blue Heron seems to be getting plenty to eat. I did notice that it would not put much weight on the leg with the lure. This caused the Heron to have problems with balance.

I was also informed that someone did report this to a refuge employee.

Great Blue Heron Eating Well
Great Blue Heron Eating Well

How I Got The Photo: Heron Eating Well With An Injury

This Great Blue Heron hangs around the bridge near the entrance to the Auto Tour Road, which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

I sat on a folding three-legged stool that I keep in my pickup. I had my bean bag on a rail supporting my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 24, 2021 (7:51 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: [Read More…]
2023-01-01T09:19:46-06:00June 30, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heron Eating Well With An Injury

Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot

I photographed this Great Blue Heron at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. While I was photographing it, I noticed that it had a fishing lure stuck in its foot.

A Follow Up Post: Heron Eating Well With An Injury

Great Blue Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot
Great Blue Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot

How I Got The Photo: Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot

I was standing near the edge of the water, hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 19, 2021 (9:48 A.M.)
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 3200 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: – 1/3
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

Related Posts:

  1. Great Blue Heron Close Up Portrait
  2. Great Blue Heron Trying To Balance With Fish
  3. Great Blue Heron With A Problem
2023-01-01T09:28:12-06:00June 25, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heron With Fishing Lure Stuck in Foot
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