Another joy of birding is when you see a bird taking a bath. How we enjoy the beach, the shower, the river, a pool, as humans; to a bird, it is a super treat. Watching this Treepie from a hide was fun, you understand the bird more, its behavior, sound, the way it flies around, relationship with other birds; having all of these information, allows a wildlife photographer to guess or predict its next move (I would say some 5%, it’s good for nothing), and prepare for the following bursts of the shutter.
Namtok Samlan National Park, Saraburi, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Straightforward jpeg, absent enhancements