Congratulations to Jody Partin for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Autumn Heron.” See more of Partin’s photography at https://jody-partin.pixels.com/.
View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!
“I took this photo handheld while kayaking at Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve near Fredericksburg, Virginia,” explains Partin. “It was a somewhat dark and gloomy October morning, but the autumn leaves seemed to pop. I paddled slowly and quietly until the heron was framed in a pleasing way.”
Nikon D810, Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800.