My guy and I went for a drive by the lake during what was a spectacular sunset in a completely clear sky (this photo and the others that follow it have not been retouched in any way):
The sun disappeared, but the glow on the horizon didn't fade for another half-hour. I took about a million pictures while we drove down to our favorite spot, where I saw this guy in the water:
I got out the truck and zoomed in on him:
Then I walked to the end of the pier and zoomed in as close as I could, to get this shot:
I wonder if at that moment the bird thought the world was perfect. I know I did.