Blue Hour; It is a colloquial term and doesn’t have an official definition similar to dawn, dusk, and the 3 phases of twilight. Rather, it refers to a state of natural lighting that usually occurs at daybreak in the morning and during the last stages of twilight in the evening. (Wikipedia).
Above a Willett moved along the surf just as the sun began to cast some color.
The sky here had enough light to shoot, the beach and water still dark. Sunrise was behind me as these were taken.
And finally a Pelican of course.
I missed many Pelican photographs due to working with a tripod and slow speeds. I truly dislike shooting with my camera anchored to the ground. Maybe that’s why I don’t shoot many landscapes.