I've been offline most of the week because of another project I was spending a lot of time on. Hopefully, soon I will get back to my routine.
Meanwhile-- this picture from a couple weeks ago. I had risen early to get to the lakefront in Mandeville to see if I could get any shots. Unfortunately, it was overcast and dreary. The lighting made it hard to shoot. This was one of the few that came out. -- a bunch of American Coot sitting on one of the wave-breakers along the waterfront. This one Coot, decides it's time to get out of there in a hurry. A few second later ( I captured that shot, but it is not here.) the water erupts with coots, scooting across it.---steve buser