Happy Hump Day!
None of the images I’m showing you today are technically good images but I like each of them more for what they say then for their technical quality or lack of it.
The image above shows a Ring Billed Gull struggling with a fish that is just a little too large for him to handle comfortably. He did manage to get it to the ice but then dropped it. I tried to get an image of the eagle that swooped down and stole it from him but all I ended up with was a brown and white blob. It illustrates the struggle of nature and how the strongest and fastest win out.
I like this image only because of the action it shows. I was too far away from the action and didn’t have enough shutter speed to really freeze the eagle. But I love the instant the eagle’s talons splash into the water and he uses his huge wings to pull himself back into the air. I have watched a lot of nature videos in slow motion and I never tire of watching this scene. My friend Andreas was at the Basin over the weekend as well (although we were not there at the same time) and he got a much better shot of a eagle’s catch then this one. I’m jealous. 🙂
Finally I’ll leave you with this image of 4 ducks leaving the Basin headed for (who knows where) perhaps the river. This formation reminds me of 4 military jets flying in formation. I watch the military channel from time to time because I enjoy watching war birds from all generations. I don’t know, that’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw them take off in the same formation they are here.
That’s it for today. I’ll have some better images for you tomorrow and I’ve got a fair amount of video I need to get processed. So much to do, so little time to do it. 🙂
Enjoy your mid-week hump day. Thanks for supporting the blog and be careful.