Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quick Side Trip

I was out to grab a sandwich, but saw the heron perched well down the slough. For once, I had a way to approach without crashing through brush and branches. I set the camera to what I thought would give me the best chance of success and circled carefully around, hoping that it wouldn't take flight before I got there.

Lucky at last. It sat still for a few frames before losing patience with me.
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Opportunity Nearly Missed

A couple of degrees in either direction and this shot disappears. The rushes all merge and just the white trunks show up on the far side of the marsh.

I was actually looking for something else that I'd caught in the corner of my eye as I drove by. I parked the car, hauled out the gear and marched back up the road. Hunting for reflections in the ditch near the road, I looked up and saw this frame. I moved to the left about two feet and it was gone. Two feet to the right, same thing. There was really only one place to put the tripod.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010