To me a photographs surrounding environment is just as important as the subject. You can’t always get beautiful backgrounds, but when you see one like this you grab the shot.
Unfortunately the Great Blue had a different idea and just as I shot, he jumped. However ultimately it made for a nice series.
A nice lift off, and then another Great Blue moves in right behind. This must be the best seat in town because the stump wasn’t empty for even a minute.
I stayed focused on the first bird in flight not taking any chances on missing everything being greedy, been there, done that.
I would have liked to catch both in the center frame though …