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Green Heron – Dead Branch, 2 Lenses, Part 2

Part 1 featured images of this Green Heron cropped square, endeavoring to show the bird framed by the dead branch.

Here are some other shots showing off the Heron, and that gnarly stick, a bit more.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

A little different angle, closer in on the bird, but unfortunately without those puffy white clouds.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm, at 300mm

I waited in vain for the Heron to turn the other way for a different composition. I was repositioning, watching where I was putting my feet, and the bird flew off.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm, at 225mm

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
August 7, 2022

Green Heron – Dead Branch, 2 Lenses

I had my Canon 100mm Macro and Canon 100-400mm lenses with me on a recent trip to Magnolia Cemetery. A Green Heron hanging out on a dead branch gave me an opportunity to use both.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

I was trying to frame the entire shot with the branch but other hanging vegetation nixed that idea. TheseĀ  images are all cropped square for the most interesting compositions.

Green Heron
Green Heron – Canon 100mm Macro

Puffy white clouds added a nice element.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm at 100mm

I was able to edit this final image taken with the 100-400mm lens in Lightroom to lighten the limb and the bird a bit. Interestingly, the same edit on the images with the 100mm lens had a very unnatural looking result.

Green Heron - Canon 100-400mm
Green Heron – Canon 100-400mm at 100mm

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
August 7, 2022

Green Heron, Close Up

We were on the boardwalk that goes around Audubon Swamp and this Green Heron was scouting in a fallen tree just below us.

Green Heron
Green Heron

He checked out all the branches.

Green Heron
Green Heron

He was so close to the edge it was hard to get a clear view.

Green Heron
Green Heron

I expected him to fly off…

Green Heron
Green Heron

…instead he went out into the open for a full body shot before resuming his hunting.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 4, 2022

Green Heron Catching Dinner

Ted pointed out this Green Heron, perched on the far side of an open swamp area we were walking.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Ted moved on, the Heron finally nabbed a fish.

Green Heron With Fish
Green Heron With Fish

Amazingly with all the flailing around the fish was doing, the Green Heron never moved.

Green Heron With Fish
Green Heron With Fish

He bided his time. He took so long that I gave up watching and missed the swallow.

Green Heron With Fish
Green Heron With Fish

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 4, 2022

Green Heron Up On A Limb

I heard a familiar chattering and spotted this Green Heron precariously balanced on a limb overhanging the dike.

Green Heron
Green Heron

He soon moved to a more secure location.

Green Heron
Green Heron

There were at least two other Green Herons in the vicinity and I’m not sure if they were trying to stay together or get some personal space.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Before long all three took off for the other end of the pond.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 5, 2021