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Heron Spears Fish

A great blue heron wade through the water on the shoreline spears a fish for dinner.

Heron Spears Fish

Heron Spears Fish

Heron Wings

A great blue heron soars through the sky with her wings spread wide.

Heron Wings

Heron Wings

Green Heron on Log

A green heron fishing on a log on the riverside near Kemptville.

Green Heron on Log

Green Heron on Log

Snack Time

A great blue heron catches a small fish for a snack on the riverbank near Manotick, Ontario.

Snack Time

Snack Time

Don't Ruffle My Feathers

A great blue heron drying his feathers.

Don’t Ruffle My Feathers

Don’t Ruffle My Feathers

Heron Taking Flight

A great blue heron taking flight.

Heron Taking Flight

Heron Taking Flight

Heron Takeoff

A great blue heron takes off from the water.

Heron Takeoff

Heron Takeoff

Heron Hunting in the Grass

A great blue heron hunting in the tall grass on the riverbank.

Heron Hunting in the Grass

Heron Hunting in the Grass

Heron Spearing Fish

A great blue heron spearing fish in the shallow water on the banks of the river.

Heron Spearing Fish

Heron Spearing Fish

Heron Fishing on Riverbank

A Great Blue Heron is standing on the riverbank looking for fish.

Heron Fishing on Riverbank

Heron Fishing on Riverbank

Heron in Flight

A great blue heron in Flight.

Heron in Flight

Heron in Flight

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Great Blue Heron

Looking forward to the spring and the return of the the herons and other wildlife.
A great blue heron standing majestically on the shoreline of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.

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Great Blue Heron Take-off

A great blue heron takes off from the riverbank, his feet trailing in the water.  Herons are great fishing birds, they spend a lot of time standing near the shores of rivers and lakes watching carefully for fish and the right moment to strike.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 225 mm.  The shutter speed was set for 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 800.

 

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Great Blue Heron Fishing

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Here you can see an example of the Great Blue Heron catching his lunch.  Heron's are great fishermen, they stand in the shallow waters for 5, 10 and sometimes 20 minutes perfectly still waiting for a fish to come close enough to strike and in an instant they are in the water catching their lunch.  These photographs where taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at F5.6 and the ISO is set to 400.

Heron diving for the fish

Heron diving for the fish

Heron's lunch

Heron's lunch

Green Heron Fishing

If you look real carefully along the shores of the Rideau River you might be lucky to find a Green Heron fishing and if you are luckier he may catch a fish.  These small herons are native to this area, however they are hard to see, being significantly smaller then the Great Blue Heron and have a feather colouring and pattern that blends into the foliage along the river bank. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/2000 second, the aperture set at f8 and the ISO was set to 800. 

Green Heron Fishing

Green Heron Fishing

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