It had been a busy day at Mill Landing.
I was busy capturing the drama that was unfolding between an eider and a gull, a ways out in the middle of Mill Creek.
Suddenly I heard the sound of a bird landing just yards away from me, just beyond the railing.
I quickly turned to look – and it was a beautiful yellowlegs, getting ready to fish in the shallows. The lighting was PERFECT, the shot might be one of those magic moments.
I turned the camera slowly so I wouldn’t startle him.
But just as I was snapping the picture, the gull I’d been watching screamed something to the eider and I turned my head to look.
I’d snapped the picture, but sadly I’d missed the yellowlegs altogether!
It wasn’t until I got into Photoshop later on that day that I discovered that the camera had somehow, miraculously caught the moment of that yellowlegs’ departure!
I “miss” plenty of times when I’m out shooting, but this one’s my new favorite “miss”, for sure.
And pretty darn magical. 😉