05-13-2017 06:52 PM
07-09-2018 11:05 AM
One of my favorite birds to photograph the Great Blue Heron.
Canon EOS1DX with Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens. Frisco Lake in Olathe, KS.
07-09-2018 12:05 PM
07-09-2018 12:20 PM
Thanx for the nice remarks. You would be welcome to come anytime!
"... your able to get that close."
Getting closer is always better than getting a better lens. Besides it is free. You need to learn the subjects habits. These are wild herons not at all tame since herons migrate. One key is to try and get there when they hunt and feed. They are less interested in you and more concentrated on fishing.
Move slowly. All animals notice movement first. And of course keep as silent as you can. I have had the shutter click scare them away before. Watch the weather because that effects how they act, too.
It is so hot in Kansas right now it would be a waste of time to try and photograph herons anytime except early or late in the day.