Herons and herons and herons

September 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

It seems that there are a lot of herons around but not many other birds. I went back to Piper's Lagoon just after dawn and found a heron. I took some shots of him but the only thing he caught was something string-like. It could have been a worm of a piece of seaweed. Then I went up to Parksville Beach to the north of Nanaimo and found another one. This time I was patient and stood still with my 75-300 pointed at him. I was rewarded with a shot of him grabbing a fish. Finally.

 

I pushed on further north to the town of Qualicum. I went to the fish hatchery. But after a 20 minute walk, I met another walker who said there were no fish. The hatchery was closed for maintenance.  So after my useless walk through the woods, I drove up to Little Qualicum Falls. I hiked down to the platform and found that the only position for my camera was on the platform and there were a lot of tourists around creating vibrations on the platform. I set up my long exposure and waited until I was alone on the platform. I got my shots but there was a lot of waiting. This one was 8 sec @ F 22 ISO 400.

 


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