Little Green Herons

Herons & Egrets are one (of many) birds I like to photograph. The larger ones are more of the common ones you tend to see & easier to photograph. One they are a larger subject, but two, they seem to be more used to people. But the smaller Green Heron, Black-Crowned Night-Heron & Yellow-Crowned Night Heron & Bitterns seem to be more elusive and more of a challenge. So I think they are more fun to photograph. You just have to find them. Over the years I have found quite a few.  Here are some images of Green Herons. I usually found Green Herons very early in the morning, when there was hardly any light. Luckily if they noticed you they stood very still. Some of these were shot at 1/25 of a sec. Then when the young ones fledged you could see them in the treetops interacting with each other. Below are a few I found on old backup drives. Green Heron Cf v1_MG_0182-2 v4Green Heron v2 Cf_MG_9521Green Heron v3 cf_MG_9514GREEN HERON_MA_4428GREEN HERON flt_MA_1640GREEN HERONS_MA_1468

 

Bald Eagle @ 1792mm

I switched over to a new iMac and was setting my Hard Drives. Going through some old external Hard Drives I found this Bald Eagle photo from 2011 taken at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland. They have one of the largest amounts of Bald Eagles (in the Winter months) in the Northeast. But it such a large area with many areas you cannot get access to photograph. It was shot with a Sigma 300-800mm lens @ 800mm, with a 1.4X Teleconverter on an old Canon 20D and cropped in some.When you add the teleconverter and the 1.6X crop of the old 20D it comes out to 1792mm for the uncropped version. Surprised it looks this good. But it brings back memories.

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