Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lunging For Crayfish

By | July 22, 2020

I got several photos of a male Yellow-crowned Night-Heron lunging for a crayfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was nice to get a series of photos showing this bird from start to finish. It is amazing to see how far underwater they go to grab a crayfish. I saw a ripple in the water so I focused on that area and waited. This Yellow-crowned Night-heron waited for a second ripple before it struck.

Yellow crowned Night Heron Under Water
Yellow crowned Night Heron Under Water
Yellow crowned Night Heron 2
Yellow crowned Night Heron 2
Yellow crowned Night Heron 3
Yellow crowned Night Heron 3
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron With Crayfish
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron With Crayfish

How I Got The Shot – Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Lunging For Crayfish

I parked on the side of the auto tour road with 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: July 2, 2018
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec.
• ISO: 500
• Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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