Sunday, September 12, 2010
A Moment of Grace
As a photographer, you live for moments like this, when everything falls in place as if by magic and an image comes together not through your conscious will or intention, but as if by something completely outside you, using you and your camera to express itself. You can try to be prepared, but that's about it, and sometimes it happens.
This Great Egret was flying by Stricker's Pond, within the city limits of Madison or Middleton, depending on where you are standing (or flying). There was a birder sitting by the pond with binoculars and I asked him if he had seen it. He had, and confirmed that it was a migrating Great Egret, passing through. They summer at Horicon Marsh, about an hour northeast of Madison, but now they are starting to head south for the winter. An amazing moment.