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Great Blue Heron in Flight

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A Great Blue Heron in flight around the rookery housed within the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport, Texas. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was able to photograph these birds from a distance in the water by a special boat. This is a great way to photograph these magnificent birds and to observe them in action.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a 115,324 acre protected area situated on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. state of Texas. I normally stay in Rockport and drive the short distance to the marina or to the park. There you can see a diverse bird population including ducks, herons, egrets, ibises, roseate spoonbills, and the endangered whooping crane, whose population has recovered significantly since the 1940s. I will post crane photos in the days ahead.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using a Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS Mark III that I rented from LensRentals. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4, shutter speed at 1/2000th of a second and the ISO set at 200. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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