Nature Photography – Green Heron

Here’s a shot I took a few weeks ago. The Green Heron is one of the most colorful small birds I’ve ever seen. They are also great subjects and will stand perfectly still in the sun for 30 – 40 minutes at a time. I don’t generally get the same opportunities from their larger cousin the Great Blue Heron.

Green Heron

Green Heron
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 50D set on aperture priority (Av), using an EF 300mm f/4L IS USM with an EF 1.4X II extender mono-pod mounted. The exposure was taken at 420mm, f/5.6 for 1/180th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional UDMA digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

12 thoughts on “Nature Photography – Green Heron

  1. Beautiful shot and bird, I had never seen one of those before. Really pops out from the background almost like it was posing for you.
    Now you have me thinking about putting fish back in the pond here so I can get some shots of the Blue Herons around here. The fish don’t last to long in the pond, what the herons don’t get the raccoons snag.

  2. I really like the Greens better than the Blues. The colors are super. I also like the way he is perched on that stick in the foreground an set against the oof background. Well done.

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