…morning light is magic…

Green Heron Action

Not many critters around Brazos Bend State Park lately except for Green Herons.  Good thing as that is what I was looking for during this trip.  The water level keeps dropping with gators walking in the water instead of swimming in some areas.  One of the park volunteers was doing a bird count and only found about 20 species in comparison to over 150 that he saw last December.

I seem to have the most luck when just sitting on the bank and waiting for the action to happen.  I’m a fan of the low-level shot and it’s not a good ideal to lay down around there.  I’ve learned to shoot with both eyes open to keep an eye out for the gators.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens with tripod

1/640 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, ISO 250, no flash

1/640 sec @ F6.3, partial metering, ISO 400, flash with better beamer

1/1250 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

1/1250 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash

1/1250 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, ISO 400, no flash





One response

  1. I as well like the low angle shots you produce. When I am there alone or even when others are around I seem to hesitate getting low because of the gators. Always wondering what might be close by and I am not aware. I am not as fast as I once was so just trying to pace myself. Hope to break this drought soon and get out again. Once again, great action, clarity and colors.

    August 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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