Heron Fishing on Flooded Street

A few years back a local street flooded after heavy rains in December. I captured this great blue heron looking for a meal in the middle of the street. I thought this image would work for the latest theme – “after the flood” – but it could work for “surprise” as well.

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Technical Details

Nikon D800, Nikkor 200-500mm @450mm, f5.6, 1/50, ISO 1600. I processed the image with DxO Prime Raw 2 and Topaz Sharpen. Crop and minor edits in ACR and PS.


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This is something you definitely would not expect to see, Patrick! A Great Blue Heron fishing in the middle of the street? Who would have thought! I like the last version for it’s corrected color and the vertical version for composition. It would be a little better for all versions if the heron wasn’t so centered though.

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