Great white Egret with 4 newly hatched chicks in the nest, Smith Oaks Rookery, High Island TX. This was taken on May 7th 2010.
On July 4 I just had to crawl up the hill on the south side of the 360 bridge and take this awesome shot! The sky was clear blue with puffy clouds left over form the hurricane that landed in south Texas just a few days earlier. The sky was abnormally clear due to the rain and wind from the storms from the previous few days that pushed out the polluted summer skis we normally have this time of year. This was the second shot I took and it ended up the keeper, a 3 frame HDR. I used my Nikon D700 and the crazy wide lens (Nikon 14-24 f/2.8) at 17mm.