Young Green Heron (Four Photographs)

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In the nature reserve where I spend most of my time there is one spot where everyone stops, it’s at a bridge crossing a small inlet. One map calls it Turtle Bay but it’s about 50 to 75 meters across, so I doubt international law would permit calling this a bay, let alone an inlet. It’s a great place for photographers to meet and for a large part of the year there are things to shoot. This heron’s youth made it fearless enough to ignore us. This series of photographs was a bit difficult. I was worried about the background, the camera’s focus being confused and getting a good exposure. Most of the frames I shot suffered from issues in one or more of these areas. It is easy to get color castes shooting birds under these conditions. As well it’s hard to get sharp images while trying to keep the background as much as possible out of focus. Most nature photographers will tell you to take a lot of shots, recalibrate, take even more and then do it over again. It’s good advice.


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14 responses

  1. interesting to see the young bird

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    February 26, 2015 at 5:09 am

  2. wonderful capture of such and interesting bird well done !

    Liked by 1 person

    February 26, 2015 at 7:53 am

  3. Very nice photos of this heron! I also have problems with keeping the background out of animal or bird photos. Sigh… 🙂


    February 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

    • Thanks. It is a challenge. We do not always have the opportunity to recompose with our feet.


      February 26, 2015 at 8:27 am

  4. Avid Photographer

    I believe thats a juvenile black crowned heron.


    February 26, 2015 at 9:43 am

    • Possibly, it was identified by birders who saw it but we maybe prejudiced as we saw no mature black herons for months.


      February 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

  5. I am really enjoying your photography. I know you probably don’t want your blog to be technical but it would be great to know what your camera setting are…thanks


    February 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

    • I do not post them as they may be misleading. That said my ISO is almost always 400 on my d7100 and I and usually at F4 on a 300 or 70-200. Hope this helps.


      February 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  6. Wonderful images! We have those here sometimes…I’ve seen them in the summer.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 26, 2015 at 10:41 am

  7. Your photos are such a gift in that they allow us to really see the subject in all its glorious detail. Thanks, Victor, for all your beautiful work. 🙂


    February 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

  8. Pat

    These are great.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

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