That one took several times to achieve. I mean, I went to that place a dozen of times before I could even get such a luck. Many things here contribute to such a powerful image. The long exposure is a decisive factor to get the water texture like this, I wanted that from the begining. A very cooperative and very still bird (in this case a Black Crowned Night Heron, known for their ability to stay still forever when they rest or when they fish), the perfect lighting (and trust me, I was never able to repeat this light at this place ever after), a couple of filters on the lens (in this case a Blue/Gold polarizer and a circ polarizer together + a ND 08 filter) as they helped keeping the exposure longer and the colors as you see them. A flash was also much needed to fire a last blast of light on the BCNH (sychronized in Rear Curtain). The D2X was set up in HSC (high speed crop) so I got the FOV of 400mm with my AF-S VR 70-200 2.8. I had my Budy Benoit G (member on PBase as well) to stop people to come on the bridge where I was shooting for a few minutes so I can get a perfectly still environment. As you can see, this was thought of long in advance. I am quite proud of this one too.