Coots are a very common and familiar species for most people and are often overlooked as photographic subjects because of this. I saw this bird preening from a distance so approached with the idea of capturing the reflection aswell. After preening most birds will wing stretch or flap or do something interesting so its just a matter of time and waiting patiently.
Coot, Fulica atra, London, April, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.