I overslept yesterday, which is a rarity for me as I almost always wake up 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. So I didn’t have time to post any images. My trip to Sabula last weekend was not all about Eagles. Well yes it was but there are other creatures there as well.
Andreas Exiner calls these Gulls, Ring-Billed Gulls. I take him at his word because he is a nature enthusiast as well as an avid photographer and I suspect he does a lot of research on the wildlife he shoots. He has a wonderful wildlife collection of images if you’d like to view them just click here.
The little guy above was kind of isolated from the rest of the Gulls. I don’t know if he has a self-esteem issue or just likes to be alone but while the rest of the Gulls either flew together, fought together or floated together he just stood there like this the entire time I was shooting them. I don’t know maybe I’m just over analyzing the moment.
I shot about 80 images of the Gulls. They are so busy, fighting for position. They almost hover even in the strong wind of Saturday. There were a lot of red-headed “ducks” in the lake as well. I’d never seen any of that type before. I live such a sheltered life. 🙂
Anyway I’m thinking of going back to Green Island or Sabula this weekend. I know I said no more Eagles for a while but the landscape is so dull right now. I drove around for an hour last night after work looking for something interesting to shoot and just didn’t find anything.
I’ve been thinking a lot about a photo project especially after I read a blog yesterday from an accomplished photographer that praised the benefits of creating a self-imposed project. Right now the two thoughts that are at the top of my list. One is of course barns but yesterday I got to thinking of shooting Churches in HDR format and thought that might make an interesting project. I’ll think more about that today. Of course I have an unspecified project of capturing Josh’s growth… 🙂
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