Meal Time - Immature Little Blue Heron - Anahuac NWR (TX) - Sept. 9, 2019

Nine photos of an immature Little Blue Heron with captured frog at Anahuac NWR near Winnie TX.

Little Blue Heron, Anahuac NWR (TX) - Sept. 4, 2019
Olympus OM-D-M1 Mark II camera, 300mm f/4 IS Pro lens + 1.4x teleconverter
1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000

The bird dipped the frog into the water 8 times during the 40 seconds these photos were being acquired.


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000


 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250


1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250

I heard the bird squawk as it strolled away “now I will savor my sustenance.”


David Sparks

I retired in 2005 after 40 years of research and teaching at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (24 years), the University of Pennsylvania (8 years) and the Baylor College of Medicine (8 years). Photography is my retirement hobby.

Nature photography, especially bird photography, combines a number of things that I really enjoy: bird-watching, being outdoors, photography, travel, messing about with computers, and learning new skills and concepts.  I now spend much of my time engaged in these activities.

David Sibley in the preface to The Sibley Guide to Birds wrote "Birds are beautiful, in spectacular as well as subtle ways; their colors, shapes, actions, and sounds are among the most aesthetically pleasing in nature."  My goal is to acquire images that capture the beauty and uniqueness of selected species as well as images that highlight the engaging behaviors the birds exhibit.