Pelican Island, Coffeepot Bayou, St. Petersburg, Florida
Coffeepot Bayou is a "bayou" off of Tampa Bay at St Petersburg. It has a small mangrove islet called Pelican Island which has no beach and a prohitition on boats landing on the island. Only from nearby shores or small boats slowly circling or bobbing up and down at anchor are pictures possible.
Pelican Island is a rookery with well over one hundred nests, for not only Pelicans but also for almost every species of sea and wading bird native to the Bay area. The white of the Great American Egret and its breeding feathers made spotting it on the nest easy. Though our boat was moving slowly, the Egret was not. A Swan Lake Ballet like pose.
Cropped, Saturation. Sahrpened
Canon EOS 50, Canon Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM