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Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

Ya gotta love the photo challenges as they always have me searching my photos for an appropriate capture.  So this challenge kind of made me think about my new home routines that revolve around seeking my next subject.  Its pretty simple, I to to Starbucks, get a latte, then choose a location that I think might be good that day – thats my new photographic routine.  What made me think of telling you that is that it started when I got the camera that I’m using now (a Nikon D7000 if anyone is interested).  My photo for the day was taken during my 1st or 2nd session out practicing with the new gear.  I grabbed my Starbucks and headed for the San Diego River inlet to see if could catch some birds in flight.  After getting a few good shots of herons and egrets, this kingfisher came into the little inlet and started making his headlong plunges into the water.  I got a few good shots of him hovering and during his dive, but this was the “keeper” in my book – he hit his target but looks like he lost his “breakfast” during the process.  Anyway, I hope you like the photo – taken during one of my breakfast expeditions.

Breakfast - I got mine, he lost his....

23 responses

  1. Jona Bering | Backpacking with a Book

    Shoot! What a bad start for the bird.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

    • He (or she) had better luck as the morning went on but I didn’t quite capture his best efforts.

      November 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

  2. Excellent entry.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

  3. wow, this is an awesome photograph. Thanks for sharing with us,


    November 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    • Thanks Nate – I appreciate it. Enjoy Peru!!

      November 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

  4. Scott
    I’m with you looking and searching for a perfect subject for the prompt. A serendipitous moment helped me not even leave the house. I’ll save the other thought for another time.

    Like your photo…says a thousand words.

    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    November 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    • Thanks Siggi! I look forward to hearing more…..

      November 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

  5. “postaweek2011” Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast is Brunch today.

    November 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

  6. Northern Narratives

    Great photo!

    November 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  7. This is definitely the most interesting Breakfast photo entry I have seen. You took it to another level. Such a great capture!

    November 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    • Thanks Marina! I’m glad I thought of this one – and that you all seem to be enjoying it.

      November 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

  8. Amy

    Great shot, wow!

    November 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

  9. excellent phot

    November 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

  10. Great shot! A bad morning for the bird, but a good photo opportunity for you.

    November 19, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    • Yup – nice of him to cooperate even though he obviously hadn’t had his coffee yet.

      November 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    • Thanks Fergie – that was the last really good chance I’ve had to photograph these interesting fishermen!

      November 19, 2011 at 9:39 pm

  11. Excellent capture! Great way to start the day (for you that is, not so much for the bird).

    November 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    • His fishing definitely improved. Unfortunately, my shots didn’t capture it.

      November 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

  12. Wow, great photo.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    • Thanks Maggie. I saw on your site that you are definitely enjoying your macro lens. I’m looking at them for some underwater trips….

      November 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  13. Both great captures! Your morning routine sounds wonderful . . .

    November 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    • Thanks Patti – Have a great turkey day!!

      November 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

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