Green Heron Catch

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This was one of many Green Herons that were hunting in the shallows of this small pond. I was in my floating blind for this shot so when I saw the heron actively hunting I had slowly moved my way closer and into position for a clean background. I was thrilled when it pulled a tadpole out of the water right in front of me so I was able to capture that moment. I always love shooting at this location due to the wonderful habitat of lilly pads, great light and no other people. It's a lot of work to get in the water with these birds and kinda gross too (the mud is well past knee deep sometimes) but it's worth it to get these close and intimate views of Green Herons and other shorebirds that have no idea I am there with them.

• Location: Whitesbog Preservation Trust

• Date Taken: August 15, 2018

• Exposure: 1/1600 @ f/4

• ISO: 200

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.