Great Egret, Ardea alba
Venice Bird Rookery; Vience, Florida
It has been many years since I was at the Venice rookery, so on my latest trip through Florida I stopped to check out the activity. The vegetation on the island is much diminished since the state removed the Brazilian Pepper shrubbery, but the rookery was a happening place. I shot this image of a Great Egret as it flew to its nest. I was there in the evening, but I suggest early morning as the light is much better for photography and bird watching in general.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/6400 second @ f6.3, ISO640