A great blue heron uses my boat as a perch to fish from.
A great blue heron fishing on the riverbank, standing on a log.
A common loon fishing on the river.
A great blue heron in Flight.
A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.
A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.
Osprey’s are soaring through the blue sky hunting for fish.
Green heron catches breakfast!
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.
Here is a male osprey perched in a tree on the river bank scanning the water for fish to eat.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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