Purple heron (Ardea purpurea)

Oil on canvas board. 14 x 18 inches; 35 x 45 cm.This heron is living at a nearby park and once we saw her resting on an Elephant apple tree (Dillenia indica). It was early morning and the sun was still low, giving lovely lighting on this majestic wading bird. The view was captivating and I hoped I can translate something from this into oil.