The Heron and the Fish
Green Heron: Magee Marsh Boardwalk, Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, May 2022 — There is an active Green Heron nest in the brush across the pond from what used to be, and may be again after repairs are completed, the inner loop of the boardwalk at Magee. Right now it is a dead end, but certainly on of the birdiest sections of the boardwalk. The male heron could be seen several places along east end boardwalk, hunting a new area each day. This was my first sighting…and it happened to be during my first Point and Shoot for Warblers workshop. Not a warbler! Still we stopped to photograph the action as the heron took a fish…not easy shots as the brush above the heron, and in front of the heron, was dense. Worth the effort though. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent (these are essentially full frame shots). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Assembled in FrameMagic. ISO 250 (first shot) and 160 @ f4 @ 1/500th.