I hope that you don’t think that I am obsessed with the Great Blue Heron, (Ardea herodias). It just happens that they around here in great numbers and I love it that they are so photogenic. They are majestic and graceful, as this photographfy shows. I was above him. He was hidden from my view, but I knew that he was about 10 feet below me, in the reeds against the river bank. I was straining to see him, when he took off in a blur, heading for the opposite bank. The fact that he was moving away from me made it easier for the auto-focus of my Canon 7D to lock on and track him. This image is as he was starting to land across the river about 150 yards away.
I don’t especially like the busy background, but of course, there is nothing I could do about it. I hope you like it. I am sorry that I haven’t posted since Sunday, but I needed to have a new photo for you. I didn’t get out much this week as I have been busy preparing for our trip to the Big Bend area coming up. We will be leaving Sunday morning and I needed to get the car’s oil changed, car washed, numerous appointments that had to be taken care of. I will give you more info on the trip in my next post, probably this week-end. Click the image to see an enlarged image.
Pertinent exposure information: Canon EOS 7D with Canon 100-400mm zoom lens, hand-held. 1/640 sec. @ f9, ISO 250. Spot metering and aperture priority.