fishing

Fishing from My Boat

A great blue heron uses my boat as a perch to fish from.

Fishing from My Boat

Fishing from My Boat

Great Blue Heron Fishing

A great blue heron fishing on the riverbank, standing on a log.

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

Heron in Flight

A great blue heron in Flight.

Heron in Flight

Heron in Flight

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Loon Fishing

A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.

Common Loon

Common Loon

Osprey's are Back

Osprey’s are soaring through the blue sky hunting for fish.

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Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Great Blue Heron

Looking forward to the spring and the return of the the herons and other wildlife.
A great blue heron standing majestically on the shoreline of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.

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Osprey Scanning for Fish

Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Osprey Scanning for Fish

Cormorants Are Here!

Cormorant numbers are 250-times historic population records. Each cormorant eats a minimum of one-pound of fish per day; in other words, it takes about three yellow perch to feed the cormorants’ voracious daily appetite. This cormorant was found in a group of three fishing in the Rideau River near Kemptville.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and ISO was set to 640.

Cormorant

Cormorant

Great Blue Heron Fishing

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Here you can see an example of the Great Blue Heron catching his lunch.  Heron's are great fishermen, they stand in the shallow waters for 5, 10 and sometimes 20 minutes perfectly still waiting for a fish to come close enough to strike and in an instant they are in the water catching their lunch.  These photographs where taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at F5.6 and the ISO is set to 400.

Heron diving for the fish

Heron diving for the fish

Heron's lunch

Heron's lunch

Green Heron Fishing

If you look real carefully along the shores of the Rideau River you might be lucky to find a Green Heron fishing and if you are luckier he may catch a fish.  These small herons are native to this area, however they are hard to see, being significantly smaller then the Great Blue Heron and have a feather colouring and pattern that blends into the foliage along the river bank. This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set at 1/2000 second, the aperture set at f8 and the ISO was set to 800. 

Green Heron Fishing

Green Heron Fishing

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Early in the morning a great blue heron patiently waits in the shallow waters of the Rideau River for his breakfast to swim close enough to strike.  After many minutes go by --- a fish comes near enough and the heron has his breakfast with a side of greens. 

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Upcoming Events Displaying My Photographs

Red Trillium Studio Tour - November 14-15

Studio Tour - Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Free Admission
I will be at Huntley Mess Hall, 2240 Craig’s Side Road, Carp.
www.redtrilliumst.com/

Manotick Arts Association – Fall Show & Sale - November 21-22

Art Show - Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm - Free Admission
Manotick Legion – 5550 Ann Street, Manotick
www.manotickart.ca

OVCC Christmas Joy Show - November 28-29

Show - Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Library and Archives Canada - 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
http://www.ovccshow.com/

JHC Photography - (613) 986-5357 - john@jhcphoto.ca - www.jhcphoto.ca

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