Three of us Fishing – Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour
A flash of blue-grey to my left – the female great blue heron, swooping onto the western shore – the same female who back then chose me as the lesser of the evils.
I watched her doing herony things from a respectful telephoto distance, not wanting to get too close lest I scare her off, but anxious about the solo fisherman casting into the cove from his perch along the tunnel overpass.
Suddenly, the heron made her move, and strode purposefuly north, until she reached the tunnel.
And the lone fisherman.
Concerned, I paddled cross the channel and struck up my usual fisherman’s conversation with him.
“Good. What’re you using for bait?”
“Great weather for October!”
He settled back into the rhythm of his fishing.
Heron settled in to the rhythm of her fishing, too, watching the baitfish soar out on the end of its tether, occasionally swooping out to pick up the leftovers after he reeled back in.
And I settled in to the rhythm of camera fishing, squeezing off photos here and there in the golden light of end of day.
Thanks for the Weekly Photo Challenge nudge Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress.
(This took place October 7, 2007)
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