This photo was taken in Destin, Florida, overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay. Herons and pelicans frequently land on an abandoned pier, and in the evening they are silhouetted by the setting sun.
Nikon D3100, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, no tripod. Minor editing of contrast, color, and cropping.
“For this shot, I had to get ankle-deep in the Bay in order to line up the sun with the Great Blue Heron.”Michael FitzsimmonsPhotographer