Picture of the Day - "Better Late Than Never" - Aug. 28, 2016

Sorry this is late but was having difficulty uploading last night but it has been fixed apparently.

We stopped by Centennial Park after work. We wanted to see if we could spot the Cormorant that was reported there. Last fall, there was a very friendly one there for awhile. We ended up with some real good close ups then. (We think it was because it was just young and not as wary).

Once we got there we found there were two Double-crested Cormorants. I am pretty sure one of them was the same one as last fall as it was sitting on the same rock. We could not get quite as close but we still got some great shots. It was chilly enough that there was a real nice fog on the water as well. With the sun, fog and reflections, it made for some interesting shots, like the second on with a duck taking off into the sun but backed with the fog.

The third shot was taken at the local watering hole in the afternoon, after I got up. I wanted to see if all the shorebirds (Sandpipers, Plover and Yellowlegs) were still there or if the have moved off with the cooler weather. There were a few still there along with a couple of different species of ducks and one of the local Adult Eagles was watching over everything from the far side of the water. This Twelve-spotted Skimmer landed right in front of me like it was asking for it's picture to be taken. 

I couldn't decide which picture to post, so Bev suggested posting all three. so here we go. This was down from over twenty possibilities :)

Taken with Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm @340mm, 1/1250, f/8 and ISO 2000

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Taken with Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm @ 400mm, 1/1250 sec, f/8 and ISO 320

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Taken with Canon 70d, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 600mm, 1/800 sec, f/8 and ISO 500

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