Thanks to everyone for the comments on the previous shot. It was well worth getting up early for and is definitely something I will be doing again. Having got the good response I did I spent the evening, the second evening in succession, tinkering with another beach shot, but I just couldn’t quite process it how I wanted. So I gave up and settled on something a little less serious.
Fortunately when he licked out, I just managed to get the camera out of the way.