The hazyness is the yeast. The beer looks a lot darker in the fermenter than it will in the glass. The light just has more beer to go through.
It is never a bad idea to let your beer condition for a while before bottling.
Planning: New brewery at new house!!
Primary: Barley Wine
Secondary: Red Ale, Pale Ale
Drinking: Brown Ale, 75 min. IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Poor Richard's Ale, Chocolate Cherry Stout