Great Egret With A Large Shad

I enjoy going to James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 near Barling, Arkansas this time of year to watch the Great Egrets catching fish. One of the interesting things is that some birds will get right up against the Dam wall and use it to help them catch fish. They also don’t care that people are fishing nearby.

The Egrets pay little attention to people fishing but if you show up with a camera instead of fishing equipment, they will pay attention. You will also get some attention from the people fishing because they become curious why you have a camera. I have figured out that most don’t even see these birds until I point them out. They have become so used to these birds; they don’t notice them.

Great Egret With A Large Shad
Great Egret With A Large Shad

Technical:

  • Location: James W. Trimble Lock And Dam 13 (Arkansas)
  • Date Taken: June 16, 2014
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D

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2020-08-22T06:07:47-05:00July 27, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great Egret With A Large Shad

Great Egret Swallowing A Crappie

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

2020-07-02T13:35:35-05:00July 17, 2020|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great Egret Swallowing A Crappie
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