POD: Big Blue
I have tried for two years to get a decent shot of a Heron to no avail…. until today! I spent half an hour driving around this large creek through neighborhoods and warehouses looking for a) the heron or b) the stork. I eventually found the heron on the southern side of the creek. The only reason I know that these guys frequent here is because we drive over the bridge a lot doing deliveries and I ALWAYS look lol. This was shot with a nikon 1.8 35mm at 1/320th with f10. I didn’t realize that the f was so high until editing. I was too excited to keep getting closer to this guy. I was inching in real close, probably 70 feet or so from the bank that I was standing on, then it turned it’s head and took off. “Damn it!” Being a greedy American I wanted more. Being that he was by the water breaking I ideally would’ve enjoyed having my tripod with the nikon 200mm zoom and then put a shutter delay on. Since the heron remained still for a number of seconds I feel that a shot with the water breaking all nice and smooth would’ve been pretty boss. Here’s to next time!
Because of the time and longing for a shot of a heron – this is one of my most, if not the most, personally satisfying photographs that I’ve snapped.