Arkel GT-54 rear pannier with me, primarily because I wanted to take my Nikon D-70 DSLR (rolled-up in a bath towel), an extra telephoto lens and my trusty Gitzo tripod with me. For short exposure shots, I am quite good with holding the camera steady, but for longer exposure shooting, especially with a longer lens, I have to use a tripod. I could have used my trekking pole, which has a camera mounting option, but I trust my tripod more than my trekking pole, when it comes to stability!
There wasn't a lot of traffic on the trail, earlier today, but then traffic picked up, considerably. Also, for some inexplicable reason, there were a ton of recumbent bikes on the trail today. I can honestly say I saw at least 10 recumbent bicycles today. That's within a span of two hours. Go figure! I like recumbent bicycles, but I have never seen so many on the trail, here in Irving, TX!
When I got to the usual stomping grounds on McCrane & Co, there were some distant cousins hanging out in shallow waters.
The rest of the gang wasn't too far away either. I saw some Blue Herons, which are some of my favorites. They are especially majestic, in flight!
In addition to the McCranes, I enjoyed watching these birds walk on the surface of water. I think that's quite amazing! I can't name this bird, can you please help me if you know?
Another shot of the mysterious bird that walked on water!
By the way, the closed-off section is not open yet.
Gikma could have handled it very well too!
Hope you are enjoying the long weekend as well!