Monday, January 28, 2008

Sitting on the Dock

Joe and I go to the marina, sit on the dock, and watch the sunset often. Last week, as the ultimate colors faded from the evening sky this fellow flew down and stood on the piling next to us. He looked right at us and stayed for several minutes, long enough for me to fumble with the camera, try several shots with different f stops and shutter speeds, give up and set the camera for flash. I aimed and shot the flash several times, but he remained standing on the post, refusing to give up his perch. It was as though he were posing for the camera. Only after I stopped shooting and put the camera down did he fly away.

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