Experimentation has opened my visual resources to see what else might be a part of a photograph. All too many times I've focused on a single item and missed what could have been a great shot. This often happens when I am not fully paying attention to the subject bird and then not prepared for its flight. Occurring way too many times and I must train myself to learn about different approaches to the shot and experiment with ways to better capture the image. Another area to which I must pay more attention is learning the different species and their respective behavior. Melding into what I mentioned earlier.
The attached image shows a juvenile White Ibis. This is included as it took me a bit of effort to discover the species. The guides I have often miss things like the changing colors of feathers as the bird matures. Finally, making use of the Merlin ID system the answer was found. And I must say that given the slight ripple of the water exemplified this bird's habitat while offering a subtle background and thus this image was selected.