Dew on grass.

Dew on grass at sunrise, Shropshire, England.

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Liquid.

I was actually set up in a portable hide (blind) at a Rabbit warren waiting for a Red Fox to show up and start hunting Rabbits. The Fox never appeared but I noticed the early morning light sparkling on the dew drops on the grass seed heads. As I didn’t want to leave the hide in case the Fox made an appearance I was working on compositions from the lens opening and using a mix of telephoto lenses and teleconverters for different framings.

Grass at sunrise.

Week 19. A couple of early mornings.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise a couple of times in week 19. As the sun rises around 6 a.m. at this time of year I was down there before 5:30.

The first morning was mostly cloudy with a wind so the water was quite choppy.

A spring sunrise.

The second morning had a mainly clear sky. Less windy so calmer water.

A spring sunrise.

Land, mate, preen.

A sequence of photos taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in the spring.

I was photographing a Common Tern on a rock in the water when a second bird flew in.

Two Common Terns

The second bird landed and approached the one on the rock. By the front birds wing position it was fairly obvious what was going to happen next.

Ready to mate.

The birds mate. I’m guessing that they were a well established pair as the male didn’t bring a fish as a courtship offering.

mating Common Terns

After mating both birds started preening.

Preening Common Terns