I follow herons around Newcastle Island from time to time and this time it paid off. EOS 7D, EF 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 at 280mm, f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 500
I live in, Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island so I have ready access to the ocean. There is an island about 2 km out into Departure Bay called Newcastle Island and I paddled across to it in my kayak. I spent the morning following Great Blue Heron around the island ant this one in particular was very comfortable with me hanging around, photographing it and watching. I spent probably 30 minutes watching this one and taking pictures. I noticed him, her? I don’t know, make a particular motion with his neck just before he stabbed his beak into the water in an attempt to get food. I was ready the next time the motion came and I hammered down the motor drive. 8 fps provides coverage for a lot of action and this was the best one of the group. The photo is not quite as sharp as I would like it to be but the action was so remarkable that I had to share it.