October 28th, 2011 – Avian Friday: Great Blue Heron

I think we are a little spoiled here in the Pacific Northwest with an abundance of nature and wildlife subjects. Take for instance this weeks bird – the Great Blue Heron.  They are fairly common in the area and I sometime have a tendency to take photographing them for granted as some folks rarely get a chance to see these birds. This is one of the first wildlife opportunities I’ve had with a newly acquired Canon 5D Mark II body and 70-200/2.8 version 2 lens. The result is quite pleasing especially considering the fact that stacked teleconverters were used while still retaining nice image quality.

View of  a Great Blue Heron Feeding at Montlake Fill. Seattle, Washington

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm/f2.8L II IS + EF 1.4X and 2X Rear Extenders, Focal length: 326mm, Aperture: f5.6, 

Sensitivity: ISO 1000, Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority, Support: Hand-held. .

Post-processing:  Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



4 thoughts on “October 28th, 2011 – Avian Friday: Great Blue Heron

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