Green Heron

Green Heron at Wilde Lake on June 21, 2019. Due to upgrading my photo editing software (Affinity Photo) and noting that the current noise reduction module seemed to have improved, I decided to test it with an older photo at a high ISO. I normally don't like going above ISO3200 on my camera but will occasionally to get a good shot. I intend to see soon how the software handles shots up to ISO6400 and ISO12800

From what I remember on this particular evening, I was sitting at the bottom of the Wilde Lake Dam with my husband. I had slightly twisted my ankle two days prior and wanted to get out of the house so off we went to a local lake. I was laying down on the cement slabs below the dam while shooting this particular Green Heron as I was unable to put too much weight on my leg. My husband was sitting on the rocks nearby reading, monitoring me to make sure I didn't make my ankle worse. This Green Heron shifted from the dam itself to the stream at the dam and hunted for some time there. It was nearly dusk by this time but I can never pass up an opportunity to photograph herons.

This photo only has exposure and brightness corrections. No other post-processing, including no color adjustments.

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 460m on Nikon D500