Patience pays off in bird photography. I had been sitting at the bottom of the boat in full ghillie for an hour or so that morning, when a grebe surfaced just a few meters from the boat.
The bird’s colors accentuated by the golden morning light play very well against the sky’s reflection in the windblown water.
5DS R with the 500mm f/4L II and the 1.4x converter. Slight crop.