Beautiful morning on the Broward. Caught some fly-bys of a Black Crowned Night Heron, Juvenile Little Blue Heron, Wood Stork and Pelican.
After two days on my new Kayak I was sore, but I had so much fun. I got a few good photos too. Learning what works and what doesn’t as far as photography support and outfitting. Birds move fast and are never where the bow is pointed so a tripod arrangement does not work well for me.
Reflections on Broward
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A Roseate Spoonbill liftoff – … It was a bit too bright and not optimum time to shoot but I was trying to see if I could sneak up on em’ – Not a problem with the wavewalk.
Here is how I rigged my Wavewalk.
Built a small platform in the bow with a plastic crate for my waterproof camera bag and other stuff (anchor, coast guard safety kit, gloves, etc).
I have a photographer’s Puffin Pad on the crate to help steady the camera for bow shots. Also installed some fishing rod holders fore and aft. For now I use a chair seat cushion also, getting a custom boat cushion made for it too.
I improvised my own paddle rack that also holds my Stickit anchor pole. I have plans to get a 2.3hp Honda engine later this week also. Been getting some good bird shots too, especially some of birds I have been trying to get for a while.
I wish the foam noodle came in duller colors though..birds can see the orange & yellow a mile away. Probably going to carry a small second canoe type paddle also for maneuvering in the tall marsh grass channels I go into..
Love my Wavewalk!
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