I was up early this morning not necessarily on purpose. Rain had passed by recently. Everything was still early morning tranquil. I saw a great egret standing on the dock not looking to pleased about having been rained on. I took my Nikon out to get a shot of the bird in the still very good morning light. I approached slowly, but the egret was having nothing of it and flew off.
So now I was standing there with camera in hand and seemingly nothing to photograph. Fortunately, I really like to photograph clouds and to the west were some getting touched by lingering sunrise beams. I changed my settings in a quick moment from the ones I was hoping to use to photograph the great egret to the best settings for getting a detailed cloud image.
Instead of heading back inside with nothing, I have a simple cloud image to look at today and help me daydream and wonder what lies beyond their puffy peaks.