This photo is of an adult Green Heron (Butorides virescens) on the lookout for a meal in the water below. The location is a lake in Auburn, Alabama. The photo was taken early in the morning with the rising sun providing backlighting for the bird which is particularly evident on the nape of the neck, feet, and bill. I used a Nikon D300S camera equipped with a Nikkor AF-S II 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens and a Nikon TC-20E III 2.0x teleconverter. Settings were: 1/800s f/5.6 at 600mm ISO 400.