Great Egret, Ardea alba:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida
The early morning light striking the birds at Merritt Island NWR last Friday morning was absolutely exquisite. As I was shooting a variety of birds in the marsh a Great Egret plucked a fish from the water, and then, being very proud of himself strutted in front of my lens before downing the fish.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/2000 second @ f/10