If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck. Before making my trip to the river on Monday I stopped by the 16th Street Basin. There hasn’t been any activity there the last few times I’ve stopped but I thought I’d take a chance.
At the very Southwest side of the basin there was a small open space of water and a dozen or more ducks were busy playing. They move very fast and are constantly changing course and bobbing for food on the bottom so they are a little tricky to capture. I enjoy shooting images of Mallards. I think the male is really colorful. I enjoy taking images of wildlife just about anytime.
I did go down to the lock and dam and there were two eagles sitting high in the trees close to the Eagle Point park. No I didn’t even consider getting the Phantom out and trying to get a close up of them. The last thing I want to do is scare or disturb an eagle. I love to watch them and take their pictures but I am not about messing with their environment.
I also photographed some folks walking and fishing on the ice. At my current density I do not believe it would be wise for me to walk on the ice. There were a couple of people with high-powered binoculars who walked very close to the dam to watch a lone eagle fishing. Again that is something I wouldn’t do.
Well that’s it for today. Not much of a story for you with this post. I have a busy last half of the week ahead, with dinner meetings Thursday and Friday and then dinner with a group of friends on Saturday. I also have a program to present at Rotary today on the Phantom. So I was up late last night working on images and video for that presentation.
Enjoy your Hump Day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.