I got excited as I approached Emerald Bay as the sun broke through the thick clouds and god rays were hitting the lake. When I made the turn around Devil's Slide I caught a glimpse of the bay and the clouds reflecting on mirror like water. Quickly I pulled into a turnout, set up my tripod, made a few images, then continued on to find the pileated. When I edited my images from the days shoot, this image popped off the screen. What a Lucky Break!
Oh, by the way, here's a photo of the pileated at the nest:
Another day in the Rhythm.