I was photographing the birds on the lake during this vibrant sunrise on Lake Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina. The whole scene was beautiful including the sunrise over the horizon, but I was drawn to the reflection the sunlight caused on the water. There were several other photographers on the banks of the lake for sunrise that morning. Most if not all were using wide-angle lenses and photographing the spectacular sunrise on the Lake Mattamuskeet. Due to the fact that I was using such a different and larger lens than everybody else, I was approached by one photographer asking me what I photographing with such a larger lens. When I showed him my image on the camera display, he was speechless, and needless to say he was a new believer in ALWAYS shooting the same scene with different lenses and from different angles.
Canon EOS 1D MKIII, EF 400mm F2.8 L USM lens, 1/4 tele-converter, Gitzo Tripod