A visit to the lake with the 80-200 again. I wasn't able to sneak up on anything, so my only action was some long range shots of... a Great Egret passing by a couple of Canada Geese having a footrace View attachment 7092 and a Snowy Egret hunting for lunch... but way across the creek . View attachment 7093 I chimped the shots, and even on the d70's lcd, it was clear that I'd have to crop deeply, and the results wouldn't be of reasonable quality. I was just about to pack up my gear when the fun began. First, the Snowy jumped to attention! View attachment 7094 I've seen it before. That's a fight or flight behavior, and sure enough, a rival Snowy flew into the scene just seconds later. View attachment 7095 A few squaks and a mean look from the resident diner was enough to send the intruder on his way, but the first guy remained pretty agitated... View attachment 7096 View attachment 7097 He apparently lost his appetite, because after a few minutes, he headed back home to the island in the middle of the lake. View attachment 7098 Hope you liked the show 8).