B.I.F. . . Egretta thula

© Robert G. Stalnaker

B.I.F. . . Egretta thula

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Nightfall in my childhood,
Memories of my future send
Their scent into my mind...

I believed then in the snowy-egret nymph,
I thought she came to me at night,
And carried me above the water
Through the Danube Delta,
To see the secret lagoons . . .

Snowy-egret nymph,
I shall dream about you tonight...

--Noncontinuous excerpts from the poem “Land Of Innocence” by Elya Thorn

f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 500, daylight, partial, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, south shore of Lake Apopka near Orlando, Oakland Nature Preserve, 4/24/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on April 25, 2008

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