While browsing along the Concho River I spotted this Great Egret, (Ardea alba), stalking prey among some feeding American Coots, Fulica americana). Since I was across the river, about 150 yards away, they were oblivious of me. They looked so peaceful, co-existing in their own world, I thought it would make for some good photographs.
Photographed with my Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f4 lens with a 1.4 tele-converter. Exposure 1/1000 sec. @ f11, -1.3EV, ISO 400. I love to under-expose these whites then post-process in Photoshop CS5. That’s just me. I hope you like. Click either image to see enlargements.