Do any of you remember Aesop's fables ? I have a vague recollection of having read a number of them, and the lesson of a few of those have remained with me. Memory is a rather selective mechanism, however, and it's surprising what can trigger the gears to recall something from its deep recesses.
This afternoon we went for a stroll to a nearby park on the waterfront. There were a variety of birds there and they were somewhat accustomed to people. I watched the antics of some crows for a little while and I was amazed at how one of them, with its pointy beak, was able to get several mouthfuls (beakfuls ?) of water from a shallow puddle on the pier. The scene reminded me of this Aesop fable. I think that several of his friends were also impressed, judging by the looks on their faces.
(both shots made with a 70-200mm lens, aperture f11, ISO200, shutter speed 1/400 and 1/125 sec)