2 January 2013 Reflections

A beautiful waning moon was slowly fading into dawn this second day of the new year. The few clouds in the sky gave me hope of a good shoot. It was low tide with nothing but sheen on the mud so there were few if any birds about save for a pair of bluebirds waiting to meet the morning. I had thought about my New Years efforts to catch Spunky in her morning feed and hoped to try a new tactic today. I waited about an hour practicing on the limits of recognition with my new lens on the bluebirds. Soon the morning tide began to creep into the marsh with its influx of riches when Spunky showed up and chased away the bluebirds. Rather than "chase" Spunky with the camera I watched the water like she did for signs of activity with the shrimp and minnows and decided to focus in on an area I suspected she would see and wait for the bird to come to me.  I used a higher shutter speed to catch the action and was rewarded with this series of her successful catch and my photo of the day. Enjoy and God Bless. Harry

Beautiful predawn waning moon with craters visible lower right,

Spunky's reflections seen lower right as she dives!

A MISS !

Ohh no you don't, Spunky tries again!

Gotcha this time...dang that water is cold though!

Gotcha this time...dang that water is cold though!

And I shall rise up...

As with wings of Eagles...and eat like one too!

As with wings of Eagles...and eat like one too!

Spunky's successful catch and my photo of the day!

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