North Point State Park, Maryland
3 of these beautiful birds flew away as I entered a marshy area of the park. I could see them feeding at a distance, and had to wait patiently for some time for this one to move closer to my location. I had to ID the species after photographing him, as I had never seen one of these birds before.
cropping, levels adjustment.
Nikon D200, Sigma 50mm - 500mm lens, Manfrotto tripod