Yesterday was a dreary, sunless, drab day.
I only get out about once a month now to take photos.
As it rained I held my snowy momma goddess and said "please momma let the rain stop, please let me get a kick arse osprey capture, it’s been so long and I desperately need it’
As we turned around to go home, the rain stopped and I asked my friend to speed to the ‘primo’ spot. Not only did I get to see osprey, but I noticed a great blue heron on a stone in the river. From behind me I heard the call of the great blue heron (their sounds remind me of an old ancient door opening, a rusty cracking hinge and they do make the sound of something prehistoric).
I quickly turned around and seen another great blue heron flying over my head. I snapped away like a psycho praying the settings were correct. There was no sun and the sky was a pure greyish white.
All I did was enhance the color contrast.
My heart was beating a million miles an hour and I felt so alive, no pain, no anxiety, sheer bliss!
I think the my plea was heard and I got more than I wished for.
The next several postings of herons and ospreys to come will be from yesterday, the most beautiful day I have had in such a long time.
This one is dedicated to Steve for fulfilling my birding wish with great speed.
Taken along the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canon 7D EOS
Lens – EF 70-300 mm IS
lens at 300mm
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