This Egret visits the ponds near a shopping center in Northville, MI. I had to walk around the pond acting like I wasn’t watching the bird so he wouldn’t fly away. (I figured this out after several attempts of just walking up and shooting.) I dropped down on my stomach behind some landscaping and crawled, sniper style, over a little berm. When he finally had enough of me watching him he took off and I created this photo as he did.
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1 of 20 winners in the 2010 Tamron Backyard Wildlife Contest