The spoonbill was perched around twenty-five feet up the tree. I used a 500mm lens to shoot the image from a distance. Keeping my distance and using the long lens decreased the angle of view between the camera and bird. This techinque gives the illusion that the spoonbill was closer to ground level.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/1.600sec. @ f10