This was a great opportunity that I took full advantage of.
This Great Egret dropped down to land on the end of a dead branch. The landing was almost like slow motion letting me catch plenty of detail. She was really quite graceful.
Best viewed large.
What you don’t see here was the reason for this careful landing. Just off to the left is a Great Blue Heron nest, complete with female on eggs.
Not a safe place to stop.