Don, I feel your pain :lol:.... I have never come remotely close to one of these birds in the 12+ years of fishing at the lake here in Ontario. From a distance - sure, but decentcapture range - no way!!
I was in Florida earlier this year on Lake Okeechobee just puttering slowly along some of the canals. These are lined with dead /decaying trees and the KFs were more easily approached as long as I went parallel to them - not toward them. I managed a few decent captures.
BTW, really like your # 6 - agree with you - she's giving you a nice pose there. Cheers, Dan