Egret on Post 1
Additional egret images can be viewed here.
There are egrets and then there are "egrets". This guy was ruffling his feathers and I was able to catch him at the precise moment. I was actually photographing ducks when this egret landed about 10 feet away from me. There was a lot of foliage behind him when some sunrays snuck through the foliage and lit him up.
The image above was shot with a cropped frame DSLR with 70-400mm zoom lens, on carbon fiber tripod.