Tim's One Photograph a Day

Heron Waiting to Pounce.


Heron: Sitting High on a Pipe Bridge.

Sitting High on a Pipe Bridge.

Cruising along the canal, you get to see all sorts of wildlife. Today, this Heron flew off from the bank, and straight up onto a pipe bridge, where it stayed whilst we cruised underneath.

Not all wildlife is this obliging. In fact, some can be pretty hard to photograph, as they have a tendency to fly off as soon as you get anywhere near.

The reason the ISO was set so high was that we had seen three Kingfishers today. These, of course, are extremely fast. And also fly off as soon as you get anywhere near.

However, there was a slight chance of a photograph. You have to remain optimistic! Therefore, the camera was set up on the off-chance I might strike lucky. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

I was rewarded, though, with this excellent opportunity to capture a few shots of this heron. Clearly there was something of interest catching its attention. We were able to slow right down, and I had a good opportunity to compose the photographs.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 9 Oct 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 150mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/1600 Sec
  • ISO 1000

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