A few days ago I dropped by Marl Bed Flats before work. As I walked out onto the flats, I saw a flycatcher in the distance--too far away for my binoculars. Just in case it decided to fly away before I could identify it, I snapped a couple pictures. Sure enough, it's an Eastern Phoebe. After I loaded the photos into my computer, I thought these might work as silhouettes. So, these photos were totally unplanned. If you like them, nature was the artist, not me. I even decided to break one of my own rules for composition--I normally have the bird facing into the frame, but when I cropped these, I thought the composition was stronger with the bird facing away. Maybe it heightens the solitary mood of the photo; I'm not sure why.