Dawn on Anhinga Trail – Everglades National Park, Florida: My favorite time to shoot is the hour before and after sunrise. This image was taken about thirty minutes before sunrise when the saturation of colors in the sky and reflections were at their peak. In the predawn light the common egret was stalking prey along the waters edge. After a short time of shooting the egret jumped into the air and flew across the water to the opposite shoreline. Though blurry, the egret’s movement provides action that gives the colorful landscape a focal point and interest as well as an overall pleasing aesthetics.
Nikon F5, Nikkor 24mm, Fuji Film, ISO 100, Shutter and f-stop unkown