I love getting down low on the sand to photograph shore birds. But sometimes, it’s not practical to get down as low as I’d like. On Saturday afternoon, the tide was already coming in on Daytona Beach and the sand was very wet. I still knelt down on one knee in the hopes of getting that unique view but that seems only to be possible laying flat, just a few inches off the ground. Since it was near the end of our day and we were going to dinner soon, I didn’t want to get completely wet so I compromised. I like the shot of this Willet but I still wish I had gotten down lower.