Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
– Thomas A. Edison
I didn’t get the chance to go out the weekend before last, so I went out twice last weekend to make up for it!
On Saturday I had a brilliant sighting of a Black Falcon flying past with food.
There were several White-bellied Sea-Eagles of different ages (although I missed some great shots by being in the wrong place).
And on the way home I saw a Nankeen Kestrel on a power line.
On Sunday I went to a different favourite spot, in the late afternoon. There were clouds to the west, so the light was dull, and the birds stayed a fair way away from me. I thought things wouldn’t get better, and almost went home, but decided to stay and try something different – using high ISO (1600 and 3200). As the sun sank below the clouds, it gave the Black Kites the most glorious orange colour.
I had a fly by from a Black Falcon.
And pelicans flew overhead.
My photos aren’t very sharp, but they are far better than I expected to get so late in the day. And deciding to try something different meant that I was there when conditions unexpectedly became superb.