As luck would have it, while I was driving last evening I passed a pond in which a Great Egret was stalking its prey. I couldn’t have missed his glowing white feathers against the dark green reeds and algae covered water around him. He was preoccupied with his quest for food so he barely gave me a second glance as I approached. After he noticed me he flew to the adjacent side of the pond which yielded him a catch quickly.
He got what he came for (you can see it in his mouth if you look closely) and waded back out to pose for his picture.
When he felt his portrait work was complete he flew off.
He alit on a branch overlooking the pond, surveying the area.
After a few moments (realizing I wasn’t leaving until he did) he set off into the sky.
All these shots were taken with the Nikon D800 set in DX crop mode, with the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at various settings.