Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 21 August 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I shot this at Ken Lockwood Gorge last Sunday afternoon. I had to do a heavy vertical crop to remove some really brightly sunlit leaves that I had to shoot through to get this shot. This heron had to stand at least 4 feet tall. We watched him for quite some time. This was my favorite shot of him and his feast, although I imagine the poor fish did not feel quite so happy.

It was a very hot humid day but the gorge is always a pleasantly shady and cool even on the very hot days. The sound of the water flowing over the rocks is so soothing. You can walk along the river for a long distance through the gorge and even make your way up to an old trestle turned bike/hike path and walk over the gorge. We did not go up on the trestle since there is safety fencing over it and that would not work too well for photos, plus it is not so shady and cool up there.

If things go as planned I should be picking Rob up from the airport today as he starts his block leave. So you probably won't see too much of me around the blogs for the next couple of weeks although I will continue to queue up posts to auto-run. We have a lot planned including going to a Yankees game, fishing, going out to Rob's favorite restaurants, and hopefully having a little party for him while he is home. I of course will be happily spoiling him rotten.

For a higher resolution view go here.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 1100 400 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/160 second
ISO 1100
400 mm