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

Great Blue Heron Taking Off

I photographed this Great Blue Heron Taking Off from the deep section of the Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Because of their size and ability to forage in deeper waters, Great Blue Herons can access habitats that are inaccessible to most other heron species.

The Great Blue Heron often forages in shallow waters, typically less than 2 feet deep, or along the water’s edge both during the day and at night, but notably at dawn and dusk.

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

Here is the same Great Blue Heron lifting off from the Charleston City Lake Dam: Great Blue Heron Lifting Off

Gear Used:

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

Technical:

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

  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 9, 2023 (10:59 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 3200 (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
  2. Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method
  3. Flying Great Blue Heron With Shad
2023-01-26T03:45:51-06:00January 22, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Great Blue Heron Taking Off

Pied-billed Grebe With Shad

I photographed this Pied-billed Grebe with Shad while sitting in my pickup at the Charleston City Lake. The Charleston City Lake is in Charleston, Arkansas.

A pair of Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) will come near the small dam to catch Shad every couple of hours during the early morning hours.

Feeding on small fish, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates are the main sources of nutrition for these birds.
To find food, they dive.

2023-01-18T12:22:13-06:00January 17, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pied-billed Grebe With Shad

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
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