Great Blue Heron FlyBy
Here are a few Great Blue Heron images taken on our Lake Woodruff NWR trip to Florida. As we were walking the trails I saw this Great Blue Heron coming by us. I was ready and got a few side view images that I liked showing an angular side view. I thought it really showed the length and form of the Great Blue Egret as it flew by. This view also shows how large they really are when stretched out in flight. All images were @ 600mm, taken with a Tamron 150-600mm lens. I am really liking the Tamron lens. It produces great images with fine detail and is very versatile with the wide zoom range. Especially nice when you are walking and not wanting to carry a variety of lenses to cover what you might see to photograph along the way.
Great Blue Heron FlyBy @600mm
Winging Further Away @ 600mm
Illustrates well the flight of these amazing birds that always make me think of pteradactyls. 🙂
Yes! I agree! They are sort of prehistoric looking! Especially in take off!
Really fine photos, Reed!
I’ll have to check out the Tamron, it has some appealing features.
Thanks Belinda! I am impressed with the Tamron 150-600mm. I usually used a Canon 400mm Canon DO lens. But the Tamron 150-600mm is sharp and more versatile with the wide zoom range. It also works well with a Sigma 2x Teleconverter and still retains autofocus on my Canon R.
Gorgeous pictures, Reed!
Thanks Greta! They are fun to photograph!
Super flight shots, Reed. They look so ungainly at times, prehistoric as Eliza says.
Yes I agree! But at least they are a BIG subject to help fill the frame! Plus they fly a little slower to photograph!
Great flight shots, Reed, they can really stretch out that neck! 🙂
Thanks Donna! They are Large looking when they fly! Almost prehistoric looking! Almost looking like slow motion flight!