I could hardly believe my eyes when this Great Egret , in Galveston TX, allowed me such a close view!  I think the slight winds were in my favor, blowing  the breeding plumes in the same direction of  his gaze.

Minolta 800, Minolta 400/4.5 Lens, (no teleconverter), Gitzo 1325 Tripod,  Fujichrome Provia F,   f/ 5.6