Heron’s at Doran…

We spent the weekend at Doran Beach Park and between storms managed to get out and hike some of the trails along Bodega Bay in Northern California. Though the weather conditions and dim lighting were troublesome, I managed to get these three images of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) and a large white heron – Great Egret (Ardea alba). I admire the pro bird photographers, it takes a lot of time and patience to capture birds both of which can be in short supply for a variety of reasons.

Photo Info: Canon 1D Mark IV, 500mm lens, 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO 800, 580EX fill flash.

Photo Info: Canon 1D Mark IV, 500mm lens, 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO 2000, 580EX fill flash.

Photo Info: Canon 1D Mark IV, 500mm lens, 1/800 sec @ f4 ISO 800