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.
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.