Green Heron by Ryan Mense
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Green Heron

May 17, 2019

Not to be overshadowed by the Sandhill Crane colt I discovered later in the day, I was pretty happy to get a closer look at a beautiful Green Heron. My first sighting of them this year was about a week back when I saw one flying overhead. Hoping for some feeding shots this year showing off their extremely long necks; you would have no idea seeing this photo alone.

Captured with the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III on May 16, 2019 at 5:04 PM. I used AI Servo AF mode and multi-segment metering. Auto WB setting.

Raw processed in DPP4. NR, sharpening, and branch removal in PS.

Canon-1D Mark IV
700mm · f/5.6 · 1/1000s · ISO 640
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Joe Scalise's picture

Beautiful shot, that eye just draws me in.

Ryan Mense's picture

Thanks, Joe. I did brighten it a touch but of course it's nature's design that did most of the work there.

Danijel Turnšek's picture

Wow! Beautiful, love it! i would just clone out the branch by the Tail of the bird it sticks out too much for me...But thats nature right? :P :D