bird photography : great blue heron

The birds of Fort De Soto Park are at times almost tame; this Great Blue Heron let John come so close that he couldn't fit the bird's whole body into his camera frame! Although only December, this particular heron was in full breeding plumage, showing striking blue marks on his face and sporting a pair of long plumes. The birds of Fort De Soto Park are at times almost tame; this Great Blue Heron let John come so close that he couldn't fit the bird's whole body into his camera frame! Although only December, this particular heron was in full breeding plumage, showing striking blue marks on his face and sporting a pair of long plumes.
Equipment:Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f6.3; 1/125 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 500
Date:December 22, 2006 5:08 pm
Location:Fort De Soto Park / Tierra Verde, FL
 



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