…morning light is magic…

The Green Heron Stretch

I’m always amazed at how far Green Herons can stretch out their bodies without falling into the water.  He reached out, grabbed some food and then pulled himself back up.  I don’t quite have the stomach muscles for that maneuver.  Found this guy fishing at Brazos Bend State Park, TX.  I sat along the bank for a couple of hours and shot mostly Green Herons.  Not much else around this time of year at the park.

Taken with Canon 100-400 lens and flash with better beamer on tripod

1/800 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, flash at – 3 stops

4 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Yep, if I tried that all you would see is my butt sticking up in the air with the rest of my body under water.

    I have a few of these shots. While it’s nothing new for you either; a bad day at BBSP is still better then a good day sitting at home.

    August 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm

  2. Tim…perfect catch, nice composition

    August 9, 2011 at 5:35 am

  3. I’ve had a few busts at BBSP but not many. Always a good time.

    August 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

  4. Thanks George.

    August 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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