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Great Blue Heron Landing

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My trip to see the amazing Whooping Cranes in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge was a success, despite the terrible conditions. I did not let the cold, wind, and rain deter my effort to photograph the great birds of the region. One of my favorite photos is the one of this Great Blue Heron landing on its nest. It was fascinating to watch them navigate the wind and land with great precision. Imagine what it takes to land a plane in these conditions and it’s interesting to know that all that logic is built into their brains!

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 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/8, shutter speed at 1/1250th of a second, and the ISO set at 250. 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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