The picture was taken at Lake Hennessey, one of the hidden jewels of the Napa Valley. Just off Silverado Trail, Lake Hennessey is the drinking supply for the City of Napa, so no swimming or motorized vessels are allowed. Birds, including a beautiful Bald Eagle, thrive around the lake making it an amazing place for photography.
I was kayaking with my sons out on Napa Valley's Lake Hennessey when we spotted this Egret on the dock. I allowed my kayak to just drift and shot while it slowly glided over to the dock. The early morning light was perfect and the fluff on it's beak was the result of it preening it's feathers.