On Galveston Island, Texas, this Reddish Egret was stalking something to eat. It was the first time I had used the Nikon 200-500mm lens that I rented for the trip and I was having a time getting used to hand holding the lens. It is not nearly as beefy as Big Bertha, so it was relatively easy to hand hold but I still got many more out of focus shots than in focus. Reddish egrets are fascinating to watch when they are fishing because they are extremely animated. I missed most of the livelier shots.