Florida wildlife, moments, nature, otters, photography, sunrise, unintended images

Expect the unexpected…

2-22sunrise52-22sunrise42-22sunrise12-22sunrise62-22sunrise4I’ve been in touch with an old friend recently, and since he is into fishing I had the thought to take a really spectacular sunrise photo that included a fishing pier.  Since most of the sunrise/sunset photo ops involve fishing piers there were several possible options.  But it was the sunrise that didn’t cooperate, it never really developed.  So I wandered a bit, hoping to get a few decent photos to use.  I decided to walk up onto the little wooden bridge to see what things looked like from there.  That’s when I got a surprise.  To say that I was surprised is one thing, but the look of surprise on my visitors faces was priceless.  I climbed up onto the railing in hopes that they would continue their trip across the bridge, but they retreated.  I snapped photos but it was dark and they were in shadow, though it doesn’t look like it since to see them I had to lighten the photos, and was just glad to get an image at all.  I didn’t find an eagle at Jenkin’s Creek this morning, but I’m not complaining.  This little otter family more than made up for it.2-22company2-22company22-22company3

Cranes, nature, otters, photography, sunrise, sunset

The unexpected photo op…

I was told to check the sky behind you when you are out for the sunrise or sunset.  Sometimes what’s behind you is just as pretty as the main event.  And early morning sunrise photos sometimes yield surprises, like when you spot a hungry otter…

or this guy might pose while you set your flash to try to capture him.morningcrane

On the way home from a photo class these two might catch your eye.donkeys

And if you are in a crowd waiting for the sunset you may find the crowd more interesting than the sunset.sunsetbirds

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And that quick last trip outside to let the dogs out might just take a little longer than you expected.  You just never know…