Description: This great egret was photographed as it was coming in to roost after sunset. The clouds, still colorfully lit by the sun, provided a surreal backdrop against which the bird was photographed with a flash using a slow shutter value and 2nd curtain flash sync. The 'shadow' behind the subject was created by recording the movement of the animal over time, prior to the flash firing. It is NOT a photoshop effect.
Gear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100-400mm Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II