I failed in my quest to get photos of the very cute owlet at Philippe Park today. Oh I saw him, and I took pictures, but he was playing hide and seek. Mama was a lot easier to spot, but I didn’t stay long enough to wait for any excitement which may have happened eventually.
Instead of heading straight home I thought I’d drop in at Publix, and if I struck out there I’d head to Walmart, but there were empty shelves in both stores. I actually have a roll of toilet paper in a bin in my car, a left over from camping last summer. I had thought about kidding that as often as I have camera equipment in my car it would be the toilet paper that would inspire someone to break into my car to steal it. Now I think I’ll stick it in my backpack for emergencies.
But Walmart didn’t completely let me down because I spotted this osprey nest in the parking lot. I’ve parked there so many times without seeing it, I was really surprised. But happy. And it gave me my first opportunity to use my home-made pool noodle lens support for shooting out the car window. Worked like a charm. Not the worst day of shooting I’ve ever had.