Egret Egress

Egret Egress, originally uploaded by Thomas Gehrke.

This is really just an experiment. On a little hike with a friend around Mermet Swamp in southern Illinois last weekend, we came upon this egret. Even though I was being extra stealthy, it decided to take off right as I was getting close. So I just held down the shutter button and let 'er rip.

What you see is a composite done in Photoshop CS5.