Wading Bird Rookery, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, FL
The image was taken at the Wading Bird Rookery, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Florida, where over six species were in various phases of nesting. In this image, the topmost nest was reserved by a Great Egret, which at this moment was poised to feed a juvenile that had not yet fledged. The late afternoon light was magical.
Lightroom 4 (exposure, contrast, and tone), NIK Dfine2 (noise reduction) and Output Sharpening.
Canon 5D Mk II; Canon 100-400mm