No Fishing (Heron)

An old favourite from Falmer Pond was back. The grey heron was enjoying some late autumn sunshine this morning, perching proudly on one of the No Fishing signs at Falmer Pond.

Heron on No Fishing sign

That was from a distance, but for this next one I approached through the trees. It was impossible to gain an entirely clear line to the heron, but with a little effort I managed a couple more shots. The first is the perch from another view.

Heron on No Fishing sign

And then a final image as it crossed from the sign to the central island.

Grey heron - motion blur

It had gone by lunchtime, or perhaps was sheltering out of sight. On the other hand, the rats were out and about.


Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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  1. Darko October 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Wow, that last photo of heron, the way you caught the movement. Very nice!

    • Words October 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

      Darko, thanks. The third heron shot is mainly the result of the shutter speed slowing to a crawl as the exposure meter picked up the dark background. Happens! And sometimes works out ok too. 🙂