Captured Moments – Opportunity

“Luck is preparation meeting opportunity” Oprah Winfrey

Our Captured Moment this Sunday is of a Snowy Egret. I focused my lens and followed the bird for several minutes while it did absolutely nothing, and then finally, she lifted her wing and revealed my reward for being patient – a beautiful reflection.


As an amateur photographer, this shot is one in one thousand for me. Being in the right place at the right time means a lot, but being prepared makes the difference between success and disappointment. Have you had a moment when preparation and opportunity have collided? How did it turn out for you?

About Suzanne@PictureRetirement

Writing about life as a retiree - travel, photography, health and fitness
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8 Responses to Captured Moments – Opportunity

  1. kemkem says:

    Beautiful capture. You should be proud. The best image l took ever (at least to me) is of a bird too in Malta. Did nothing forever and l waited and waited till it finally spread the wings and lifted off :-).


  2. I have a picture of a sea turtle that I took in Hawaii with my iPhone. Somehow it just worked. I had it printed on canvas and it is hanging in my dining room. Did you print your photo… if not, you should It’s really special.


  3. Gilda Baxter says:

    Taking photos of wildlife is hard, since they are always on the move. I was in Mauritius recently and tried so hard to get some pictures of a beautiful red bird….my efforts did not pay off☹️ I love this photo….. patience has definitely paid off for you😄


  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    This is a beautiful shot and it’s not wonder that you are proud of it. I would be too.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amazing shot! Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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