Don't Can It, Just Wait For A Gannet
It was just one of those warm Melbourne afternoons and I decided to walk along the river at Southbank when I noticed this bird sitting in the sunlight. He was in no hurry at all. He just sat there, so I decided to drop anchor and watch him for a few minutes.
I thought I might be able to get in a fortuitous shot, because if the bird was hungry, he might launch himself across the river to pick up a fish that ventured unwisely close to the surface. But nope, he wasn’t hungry – or maybe he just wasn’t energetic enough.
As the moments ticked by, I noticed that each time he blinked, you could actually see a green sheen across the single eye that I could see in profile. He was a long way away from me, but if I’d moved closer I would have been at a different angle, merely looking at his back. So I stayed where I was, hoping to react quick enough to catch him.
This was just a lucky shot. You could say it happened in the blink of an eye.
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