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Foggy Morning in Rockport TX.

On my first trip of the winter, I decided to drive to an area just outside of Rockport/Fulton, where I did a lot of photography last winter. The forecast was cloudy, with early fog burning off around ten. I arrived just before daylight and parked on the coast just past The Big Tree area.

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As I drank my coffee and waited for daylight, I hoped the forecast was wrong, and I would get some sunrise shots. I had my 16mm 1.4 lens ready on one of my cameras, and as daylight approached, the fog rolled in; combined with cloudy skies I knew there would be no sunrise pictures today.

There was a row of old dock posts where I parked, and suddenly a Snowy Egret flew in and landed on one of the posts. I watched and photographed the smaller Egret for about an hour, waiting for the fog to clear.

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I decided to turn around and visit The Big Tree for a short walk still hoping for the fog to lift. The Big Tree is part of Goose Island State Park but not in the Park itself. I had planned on going into the State Park but the weather just didn't cooperate.

As I was walking, I saw this little doe watching me and a pair of Sandhill Cranes. As you can see, the fog was still thick.

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I drove around the area, and I did see some Whooping Cranes in the distance. I'm always amazed at the size of these Cranes. In my opinion, they are one of the most beautiful birds. There was a group of four, and I wondered if they were the same group of four I photographed last winter.

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On my way back to the RV Park, I spotted this Egret in a wet area along business Highway 35. At least most of the fog had cleared. I was a little disappointed that the fog stayed so late in the morning, but I'm sure I'll have more clear mornings to photograph.

Photography should be fun! It's not about the phone or camera brand you're using. Always remember, your best photographs are the result of one thing, making an effort to get out and shoot.

Comments are always welcomed.

Mark

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