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Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “waiting”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.
This past Saturday, for whatever crazy reason I woke up really early. When I looked outside, I realized it was a good thing. I waited for just the right time to capture this beautiful winter sunrise.
This great blue heron was waiting for fish to swim by in a local pond.
When I photograph ocean waves, I like to wait until the very moment when the wave is about to break.
I’m not sure what this West African crane was waiting for, but it made it easy for me to take its picture.
This cute duck was patiently waiting for my kids to throw duck food in the water.
And this seagull was a freeloader waiting for a free meal at the same time.
The West African Crane is my favorite – I love the way the sun catches its “crown”. Do these occur in the wild in California?
Haha, no, we don’t have West African cranes in San Diego, although we have thousands of bird species, more than anywhere else in the country because of our variety of landscapes and the fact that many migratory birds come here for the winter. This guy was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They clip their wings so they can’t fly far. I love the hairdo, and you’re right, the sun light made its crown stand out.
I love the crane too = but the sunrise is a very cool shot – and when I read how that photo came about – it because even more special – it was a good thing!
I don’t know why I manage to wake up early on the days I could sleep a little longer but I had to make the best of it when I saw that sunrise. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Love that crane! What a nice guy to stand so still for you. Your pictures are always amazing. I love my California calendar. That first picture on this post is my January picture here in my room.
You know what, it’s not the same picture. It’s the same spot I photographed at the same time of year and day (winter sunrise behind my house), but it’s not that picture. Isn’t it funny?
That’s crazy! I thought for sure it was the same, except the color was a little brighter in one (but I thought that might just be my computer).
The one on the calendar has more pink sky (https://milkapejovic.com/buy-photos/2014-photo-calendar/2014-san-diego-photo-calendar/#jp-carousel-3702). This one has a darker sky and more yellow/orange/red behind the trees. But the trees are the same, maybe just a little bigger. Same spot photographed, one year apart.