Great Egret in the Last BIt of Sunlight

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My friend and I were struggling to find anything good to photograph at this location until we stumbled upon a group of Great Egrets. The sun was setting fast and there wasn't much time left before the light dipped behind the nearby trees and cast the birds in shade. We crawled/ran up to this point and I started shooting. I really enjoyed how small the Great Egret looked in this shot and I kept it that way. I still felt the bird stood out like crazy even with it being that small.

• Location: Central New Jersey Pinelands

• Exposure: 1/1250 @ f/4

• ISO: 250

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.