I was photographing the autumn leaves when this hawk surprised me as it went gliding overhead with such grace.I'm assuming that I'm correct in identifying the glider as a hawk or maybe a falcon. The next surprise wasn't discovered until after I downloaded some shots I took yesterday.
I thought I'd catch the moon, along with the North Carolina Natural Science Museum's dome, which I did. You'll probably have to click inside and enlarge the shot to see the moon on the right. The big surprise was that you can see the dinosaur skeleton through the window. I knew he was there but had no idea that he showed in the photograph until after the fact.
The surprise in the shot above is that although the RBC Plaza in the background is Raleigh's newest and tallest landmark, when I took the shot of the Christ Church rooster, there is an illusion created of the rooster towering above the much taller building.
Now that the temperatures are dipping close to freezing at night I am continuing to be surprised by the roses which are hanging tough.Although the fall leaves are seasonal in October, the site of a maple leaf against a blue sky catches me by surprise every time.