After getting comfortable with this great blue heron on a Florida Gulf-side beach, I was able to get in close and lock eyes with this beautiful bird.
Long Boat Key, FL
camera: Nikon D3000 (DSLR)
lens: DX AF-S Nikkor VR Zoom 55-200mm f/4-5.6
focal length: 200mm
shutter/stop: 1/500 / f5.6