19 August 2013

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Pegões, Portugal

The white plumage of a Cattle Egret stands out among the green vegetation bordering a sall da. The morning light provides enough contrast to highlight the subject from its sorroundings. When using such strong contrasts, I often feel that colour is really no more than a mere accessory.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm f4 VR + hidrohide
iso 200, 1/1250, f5