Fall Wildlife Assignment Winner Jody Partin

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!

Winner: "Autumn Heron" By Jody Partin


“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.