Shark Valley, Everglades National Park
It seemed to take forever waiting for this great egret to take to the air, but my patience paid off and I was happy with the resulting image.
Several sequential overlapping images were taken of the great egret. Each image was then seamlessly blended together in Photoshop using layers and masks all while keeping the integrity of the scene as it was observed. Color was then adjusted, dodging and burning, contrast and sharpening to optimize the raw image.
Nikon D300, Nikon 80-400 mm Zoom Lens