1st: Alan Fitzgerald
Egret at Pagham
Apparatus: Nikon D300
I was out walking early one evening at Pagham and spotted a very shy Egret. Having tried several times to sneak up on it for a shot, to no avail, I just sat for few minutes and it seemed to forget about me. With just 5-minutes to spare it suddenly came within range and struck this elegant pose.
The evening light was perfect so this image required little more than some minimal cropping.