As I looked for interesting compositional possibilities, a Great Blue Heron arrived to hunt for fish!
He soon spotted one and caught it.
I hoped he would fly with his catch toward a particularly colorful area, and I was rewarded with this shot! It made my sacrifice of a little sleep very much worthwhile.
Overhead, a Canada Goose caught the rays of the rising sun just right, and parts of its white body were momentarily blood red. A series of shots shows little glints of red appearing here and there, and sometimes none at all, but this one split second capture took the prize. I had my hands full swinging the camera trying to track the bird; the camera saw what I would never have seen without it.
Looking toward the east, I exposed for richness of the sky colors and turned these fliers into silhouettes.
This section of causeway over the lake was colorful too, especially the reflection. I'm sure it's silly, but do you see why I call this photo "not a croc"?
[All photos shot with Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L II IS, all but first and last with Extender 2X III]