Remember that egret that enjoyed surveying the lake in that colorful tree? After taking those reflection photos, I drove around the water to get closer to the great white bird. Who, of course, promptly flew across again to a tree near where I had been standing. Figures. Just my luck.
So I drove back to that spot and was able to snap some good closeups of the egret thanks to my Nikon 1.7x teleconverter and Nikon 70-200mm lens. Which was nice and all, but what I really wanted was for the egret to fly across the lake so I could try to capture it and its reflection in the water. I kept edging closer and closer to the tree.
Finally, the egret had had enough and off it flew. And I pushed down the shutter button.
And held it.
Enjoying the reflected fall colors in the lake while I let the Nikon D300′s burst mode do its job.
Until finally the egret was ready to stop on solid ground once again.
Watching the majestic egret glide along the lake was magical and wonderful. It even had the natives talking.