Morning roost

It's a hot day. Perhaps it's because of the high temperature that these egrets are still on their roost, late in the morning.

Il posatoio mattutino.

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 500 mm, 1/250 sec @ ƒ/11, -1.00 EV, ISO 180, TC 17E, tripod + shutter release + mirror lock up