I went on a late afternoon walk with Mady, this time at Mahaney Park in Roseville. I think I have photographed this great white egret before; it seems always to be there. I followed him from one pond to another, and watched him gulp down his supper but he was in deep shade so my shots were mediocre at best. Then I actually took the time to adjust my settings in case he took flight. I raised the shutter speed to 1/500 and changed the focus to “continuous” and my few seconds of introspection about my settings paid off. I was prepared when the egret flew up and out of the shadows into the golden hour sunlight.