I took a break from visiting friends in Arizona and headed to a local riparian preserve. The area had quite a few ponds and I was unfamiliar with the area. Walking around I spotted this egret but it was slumbering on a small island under a canopy of trees to avoid the afternoon Arizona sun. In between his slumbers he would fly off briefly and land in the water in the shady area of the pond. When I noticed the water was dull I thought I would try a hi-key look. Since I don't take many bird photos I figured I would give it a try to capture the egret and his shadow.