This egret was hanging out by the small waterfall at El Dorado Nature Center (a preserve, not a botanical garden, in Long Beach, California), waiting for small fish to catch. He caught one but I missed the shot because he was SO quick! It was a breezy day, thus the fluttering of some feathers. I was fascinated by his big yellow feet and the way he maneuvered so easily on the wet rocks. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 263mm [526mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/5.6, 1/80 sec., ISO 400, filtered afternoon sun, handheld)
Featured in THE GROUP (18 April 2012)
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