A Great Egret studiously ignoring me.
I had to walk past him in a place where there was no more than 10 feet (3 meters) between us. I didn’t want to bother him but we were on the same trail, water on either side.
As we passed I did not look at him, he did the same. That’s the old no eye contact rule. It worked again here.
Once past I turned and took this shot.