Spend some time with a reddish egret and you likely will be exposed to a repertoire of gyrations that sometimes challenges belief. This pose is fairly normal – for big red. This was a cloudy day at North Beach, Ft. Desoto.
Nikon D2X, 600mm
600mm AFS lens at F/6.3 and 1/1000. ISO 200. I wish I had boosted the ISO a bit to add a bit more depth of field. Sometimes these guys outwit you with their fast-moving dance routines.