Photo Frustration

Well, it started out like a great morning… hot, but Jackie and I set out to find the spoonbill by walking a path in front of the secondary dunes along the bay where we paddled earlier.  Clicking pictures with my Canon 35mm (wildflowers and a cool young gopher tortise who posed very nicely).  Then the gorgeous pink Roseated Spoonbill appeared and I snapped about three shots in flight, quickly trying to get the telephoto to follow and focus.  Wow.  But then a red light kept flickering lower right side of the camera, as if it was still trying to process the pics.  Despite my best effort, it looks like all I got was the very first picture of the morning (nothing special) and no tortise, no wildflowers, no spoonbill. Arghh.   Well, let me post some of what I got yesterday anyway.

St Aug 722 (15) 4x6

St Aug 722 (71) 6x4

St Aug 722 (33) 4x6

Manatee Springs 6[19 (9) 6x4

Big thunderstorm Monday night and now a wet afternoon and aborted trip across the desert to the beach due to another thunderstorm.  I mention the desert, as the walk from parking lot to water’s edge is a loooooong one and hot as heck when the sun is out.

Tonight it is dinner with the Brownlees on the bay, so we shall try to update things later.  Tomorrow we pack up for Georgia and say goodbye to our beach adventure (drats).  Oh, should mention that this week there are 6th and 7th graders (horrors!) all around as the local school district hosts a summer marine sciences class/camp.  Canoeing, beachcombing, sailing, kayaking, arguing, poking, spraying with water… well, you can imagine some of the familiar behaviors and comments.

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