|Nikon D90, Nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, f/16, 1/40sec, ISO 800|
Sebastian inlet is on a barrier island and is the nearest water access from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean from where I live in Palm Bay. This is about fifteen miles south of our home.
In the photo I'm standing on the south shore of the inlet, and the camera is facing west and a bit north, back toward the mainland.
I could barely make out that wood stork there on the left, so I turned on my flash and held it up in my left hand pointed toward him.
My aim was a little off, the light from the flash hit mainly just short of of the stork, but the flash startled him and he flew away. No chance to re-aim my flash for a second try.
I like this shot anyway, though it's not great. The deep colors in the photo really bring back to me how pretty and peaceful it was there that evening.