I went walking around in the woods near my apartment today, and came across a beautiful blue heron. They're abundant here in Charlottesville, but despite that fact I have yet to get a good picture of one. I fell short again today, but here he (she?) is:
I had the Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens on my camera; it's a step above the various non-IS 75-300mm lenses, but nothing special.