This past week I went to St. Petersburg/Tampa to photograph birds. The first morning- up early and still tired, I was driving to Bradenton Beach
when I saw a roadblock and a highway worker. I stopped. He told me, " The bridge is closed to Bradenton because of the fog. You have to go back to Tampa and take Interstate 4 East." This was a 40 mile detour in the fog and dark. I did not relax until I got to Bradenton. Once there, I enjoyed taking photos of the Royal terns on the beach.
My favorite place for bird photography was Fort de Soto State Park. I saw such a beautiful tern with a light pink breast (breeding plumage) and
soft gray feathers. I marveled at the beauty of the world.
The last day at Fort de Soto , I was presented with a gift- the sighting of about ten American Avocets. They also had their breeding plumage.
I watched them for so long through the viewfinder, keeping my finger on the shutter button that my arm was sore. My favorite was that of a Ibis
catching a worm- I was surprised to see that I had captured a photo of the worm suspended in it's open beak. Photography really does capture moments. I wonder what I will see this week in Minnesota.