Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I was pressed for time and was trying to photograph the planet Mercury, still hidden in the Sun's glare at this moment. While waiting for the planet to materialize, a flock of Canada Geese suddenly flew left-to-right along the horizon, then wheeled toward me, then to the left, flying through my camera's field of view. The flock would eventually land in the background at center. This image was captured from the parking lot at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church near Marion, Iowa around 5:43 PM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. I had to depart a little over ten minutes later, and never saw Mercury from this position. The flight of geese, however, made up for the disappointment!