A couple of weeks ago, I had a free evening so I decided to stay in Galveston after work and shoot some birds or whatever else that caught my eye. Sometimes it's kinda fun to go out without any real plans and just shoot what strikes you. After trying to shoot more people over the last year, I realized that I hadn't shot any birds all spring -- no nesting at High Island, no spring migration, no Featherfest. So in the back of my mind I did have birds in the plans, but the posts over the next several days will follow chronologically what I shot that night over about a 3-hour period. I had nice success shooting backlit birds in this location about a year ago, so that was also in my thoughts. So, here's one of the first images of the evening -- your standard egret image with reflection -- shot with a 70-200 VR lens handheld at 200mm, 1/1500 sec at f/3.2. If this was as good as it was gonna get that night ... well, there's always next time.