Green Heron carrying stick

This is a follow up post of a heron carrying a stick at my neighborhood lake this summer. They built a nest barely in shooting range of the boat dock. The far wing position isn’t the best in this shot but I like it for the visible eye and behavioral aspect.
Hoping for their return this coming summer.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Canon 90D, Sigma 150-600 C @ 600mm
ISO 640, f6.3, 1/2500s


Very nice flight and behavioral image, Allen. Very nice neighbors to have.

Excellent exposure and background. Good action. A pleasing image.

Allen, you are very fortunate to have this guy around in the neighborhood. I love the way you captured him with the branch, the wing spread, and his feet dangling down. Nice details and great capture.

Hi Allen
Great work. This is an end of the day photograph, you just smile at.

Good for you getting a really nice behavior shot. I like that eye poking out above the stick. Good luck this coming season.

Simply great, Allen - good on the techs, great behavior. No nits from me :wink: … Cheers, Hans