Missed Shots

I’m sitting in a chair in front of a wall of windows (I feel right at home) looking over the morning lagoon. I saw the Great Blue heron coming and grabbed my camera, wanting to catch it in flight. But there wasn’t enough light, and my camera is not really meant for such captures anyway.

DSCN1509I trained my camera on it at the water’s edge, searching for breakfast. I waited patiently for long minutes for it to fly off, then glanced away. I missed the shot.

DSCN1516Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an eagle (the first I’ve seen this trip) land in the top of a tree at the edge of the yard. It was very close, but barely visible behind a branch. It was clearly enjoying breakfast. I pointed my camera again. I waited long minutes; then, camera still trained, shifted my eyes. It flew off, the rest of breakfast in its talons. I missed the shot.

DSCN1517I didn’t have my camera with me yesterday, when the osprey flew back and forth over the lagoon dangling a fish, perhaps waiting for it to stop struggling, before flying off into the distant trees. Plenty of opportunity for multiple shots, but no camera. Another was too far away for a decent picture, but I tried anyway.

DSCN1507You’ll just have to take my word for it, the lagoon is a happening place. And I’m getting hungry.

Veiled Reality


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