Victoria Park, Part II – The Heron

Part two of my morning excursion to Victoria Park!

As I was walking through the park I spotted a Great Blue Heron cautiously stalking by the lake in the shallow, murky green waters by the island shore. As I moved closer, the bird seemed somewhat anxious of my approach. I backed off and simply watched for a while. After some time the heron seemed less concerned with my presence and I was able to get a little bit closer for a few photos. The large bird stayed quite still, and so did I, moving only a little as I took the photos below. After a few shots I put down the camera and took a few moments to simply admire this beautiful creature.

A few people have asked me for some more technical information about my images, which I am generally forgetful to include, so here is some info on these shots:

Canon EF 80-200mm, 5.6, ISO 1600 (the light was pretty low still). I didn’t do much processing aside from tweaking the contrast and some noise reduction.

Hope you enjoy! 

M.

©Michael D. Pereira

 

©Michael D. Pereira

 

©Michael D. Pereira

 

©Michael D. Pereira

 

©Michael D. Pereira

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2 responses to “Victoria Park, Part II – The Heron

  1. Thanks Amber! I was really happy with that shot as well, especially the colour. 🙂 I had hoped the first one would turn out sharper as I like the leaves, but alas.

  2. What a treat! I love herons. In fact, the cabin we stayed in last week was named the Heron, but we didn’t actually SEE a heron. lol. My fav is the last one. Great color and clarity!

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