I trekked out to Clove lake early yesterday to scope out the morning lighting conditions on a large fallen tree that had numerous plants and flowers growing on it's toppled over base. If the weather and lighting conditions work in my favor I'll come back another day around sunrise to photograph them.
With that potential shot tucked into the back of my mind, I left to head for another lake all the way on the other end of Staten Island. On the way out I made sure to pass by yet another fallen tree in the park. I had noticed the day before, that one of the cormoran's that inhabit the park liked to perch on it, and sure enough it was back again. Fortunately I had brought along my old manual focus 300mm Nikkor and 1.4x teleconverter.
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