It was dusk at Myakka River State Park last night and I was all packed up, leaving the birdwalk after enjoying a pretty tangerine and cotton candy pink sunset. Pausing at my car, I noticed the sky had suddenly transformed and now was a swath of deep orange glowing across the horizon. I knew there was an oak tree nearby with a low hanging branch. So, off I hoofed into the darkness (yes -- darkness!) and safely set up my tripod next to a park bench. I steeled my nerves by reminding myself (1) it's too cold for snakes to be slithering around; and (2) surely, park rangers wouldn't place a bench where gators like to roam. It took me a few minutes to figure out the proper f-stop and ISO. And then…voila! Spectacular evening. Happy Saturday, everyone!