You sick of birds yet?

I hope not...I got tons more ;)

Today's image is of a Snowy Egret.  I photographed this guy at Viera Wetlands while down in Florida.  This guy was so much fun to watch.  He would run across the water and dive his head under water.  Apparently he was catching fish.  I wasn't able to see these fish he was catching while I was shooting.  This guy was so fast at catching the fish, throwing it to the back of his mouth and swallowing it that it was tough to see in real time.

Luckily, I was able to capture a frame or two with a tiny fish in his beak.

ISO 400, 420mm, F/6.3 @ 1/2500th second

Hover over the image to see camera settings.  Click on the image for a larger view.

Thanks to the 12 frames per second mode on the Sony A77 II, I was able to get these frames that I couldn't really see in person.

Also, since this was a white bird and it was in direct sunlight I had to dial down some exposure compensation in order to keep from blowing out the whites.  I shot this at -1 EV.  

This image was made with my Sony A77 II and the Tamron 150-600mm Lens.  All mounted on my Sirui P-324S Monopod with L-20S Monopod Head.