A friend and I were walking along the ocean shoreline at Piper’s Lagoon when we spotted a Great Blue Heron fly onto a rock. No sooner did we have our cameras set up on our tripods when the Heron spotted something in the shallow waters. Its head disappeared beneath the surface for a second and up it came with an eel like fish. lol It flew over to a rock where it consumed its catch before getting back to fishing some more!
Taken on June 18/11 at 5:15pm at Piper’s Lagoon, on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Lens, Canon EF100-400 L IS USM lens.
Taken at 1/1250’s at f/8 at 390 mm, iso 800, man white bal 6500 kelvin.
Cropped some off the top and right side to bring the Heron in even closer. Upsampled to original size. Added a slight Topaz filter. Sharpened via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharpmask ( amount 35, radius 3, threshold 3).