Here is a image I took a few weeks ago at the nature center. I saw the great egret perched in this tree which was probably about 100 yards away from where I was on the boardwalk. Since I could not get closer, I thought I would go for a wider shot showing the surroundings of the bird. How does it look?
On a side note, I went to the reservoir yesterday and was glad to see more winter residences had arrived. There were some pintails, shovelers and wigeon that have joined the coots in the lake. The numbers of sparrows have increased. The least sandpipers are still around. I spent a good part of my time stalking a wilson's snipe, it came very close at one point then I lost it in the grass and never saw it again, nuts! Anyway, I had a good time just observing the new arrivals even if I did not get any good images.
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 400
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