I worked late yesterday ... later than usual.
In the tiny parking lot, I tossed my stuff in the JEEP, hopped in ... and immediately hopped back out.
Directly in front of the JEEP, an osprey sat bathed in golden late day light.
I took a few shots, cruised around the fenced in water tower area where he perched, and shot a few more on the better light side.
Really, that would have been enough.
On the skinny, bridge bisected causeway, rafts of migratory scaup were dabbling in a tide filled, but very shallow bayou.
I wanted them, but they were a little far out.
Plus you are not supposed to park on the bridge, or the causeway, blah, blah, blah.
All this mental debating about "was it worth it to stop, so late in the day" carried the JEEP over the number 4 bridge.
The mainland was just ahead.
I glanced out, still debating, and there was a dolphin feeding in golden sunlit water.
OK, I get the message.
I wheeled the JEEP around at the foot of the bridge and cruised slowly back over the bridge looking for the dolphin.
No sign of those flippery rascals.
Since I was pointed back at Cedar Key, I decided to turn around in the FWC Marine Lab driveway and maybe get a duck shot.
I got a few duck shots ... nothing spectacular, but one or two were usable.
Did I mention the light was going, going, almost gone?
|I must have had my serendipity ducks in a row though, because while I was shooting stills of the scaup ... the dolphins showed up!|
How often do you get ducks and dolphins in the same video?