I have Blue Herons for you today. These images were shot towards the end of the day when the light was soft and a pretty orange. Unfortunately the Herons like to sit at the West side of the 16th Street Basin where all the trees are so the light is really subdued. Makes for difficult shooting conditions, but I was pretty happy with the images I got.
I enjoy watching and photographing Herons. I like to watch them stalk along the shore line and all of a sudden faster than the eye can follow their entire head will shoot underwater and usually come up with a fish, which is then normally devoured in one gulp. 🙂
These guys were really in the dark and I had to use ISO 10,000 to get a usable image of them. I like the fact that their mouths are open and although I couldn’t hear them I suspect they were communicating with each other. Probably saying they wished I would leave them alone.
Busy day today with a long list of to-dos so I’m not sure I’ll get any photography in. I have a photo shoot for my company this week and get to take bunch of head shots, which is one of my favorite things to do.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Love these photos Dave, you did an amazing job, I wouldn’t even have known the lighting was poor. The second image is an absolute beauty!
Thank you so much Laura. You are very kind. I really enjoy photographing wildlife. All the best to you. Enjoy your blog.
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