When Jeanne and I went to Sabula / Green Island yesterday we stopped in Bellevue to grab a quick sandwich for lunch. We ate at the Subway on the river and there were probably 40 – 50 fishing boats on the river just below the damn.
We asked the guy at the Subway what was up with that and he said there was some type of fish (spoonbills?) and that the season was only two weeks long. It started Saturday. Well I’d never seen that many boats on the river in one place at one time so I grabbed a quick shot. I didn’t have a wide-angle lens with me so I couldn’t really capture the sight of all the boats congregated in a fairly close area.
I have to show you one more Eagle image. I spotted this Eagle in a tree and I had the 200 -500 mm lens off the tripod in anticipation of getting a great in flight image of this eagle. So I walked very slowly up on him trying to keep him in frame as I walked. Just as I got to THE Line (of course I didn’t know it was the line only he knew that.) I looked down to make sure of my footing and that was the exact moment he decided to fly. I got a lot of shots of nothing but blue sky 😦
It’s like Jeanne said afterward, “It really makes you appreciate the really good nature photographs you see, when you know how hard they are to get.”
After a few more minutes of looking for Eagles we decided to head for Green Island. Andreas had said he hadn’t seen any Eagles there but Jeanne wanted to see what it was like so we headed out.
It is a very interesting place and the Eco System there must be amazing in the Spring and Summer. I plan to visit there on a regular basis. I just hope there aren’t any snakes.
There were lots of Geese at the Refuge and I enjoyed shooting some images of them. Like Andreas says “They don’t have to be Eagles, I’m just as happy capturing a great image of a Goose as well.” He is correct.
We saw Andreas again and were going to hook up with him but by that time Jeanne had had all the sitting she wanted for one day. It was getting late and she wanted to go home.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the weekend. Be careful.