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Taken 12-Oct-14
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Keywords:Animals, Autumn, Avian, Bird, Birds, Canon, Color, Critters, Fall, Great Blue Heron, Great Plains, Horizontal, Midwest, Nature, Nebraska, Sarpy County, Schramm SRA, Schramm State Recreation Area, Wild, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions4726 x 3151
Original file size12.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Oct-14 15:17
Date modified16-Oct-14 20:28
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 70D
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modePattern
Nebraska Wildlife Photograph - Schramm's Great Blue Heron

Schramm's Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron, a graceful member of the avian species, has always proven to be a difficult subject for me to capture a compelling image. Frequent visitors to my blog know that one of my visited photography locations is Schramm State Park Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. Besides being close to my home, there is a resident heron that fishes in the small ponds nestled along the western boundary of the park. On a beautiful autumn evening last week I found the heron resting on the shore. I had originally planned on capturing photos of the red maples leaves that still hang from some of the trees. Instead, I setup in the reeds across the pond from the heron and began to click away at the shutter. As the light changed in the background, the verdant green grass complemented the blues of the heron. For a few moments I felt the stresses of life diminish. In retrospective I don't think I could have asked better conditions for photographing such an elegant bird and becoming one with nature.