Great Blue Heron


Our site already has a couple of photographs of Great Blue Herons, one an adult and the other a junvenile. This time we have a better view of the neck and breast.

Because we used a telephoto lens for this photograph, we were able to stay outside of the bird's discomfort zone. The bird commonly stands on just one leg, lowering the other leg for this particular bird is a sign that you're too close.

Although the image is in the vertical format, the camera has more than enough resolution for a horizontal crop for even the largest display.

The lens used was a 300mm f2.8 manual focus lens with a TC300 teleconverter. Because it is not an autofocus lens, some data is unavailable in the camera's record.