I spent two hours on Saturday breaking up the frozen snow and ice on our sidewalk. I even did the neighbor’s sidewalk as they must have been gone for the Thanksgiving Holiday. By Saturday afternoon the sun and 47 degree temperature took care of any remnants of the snow and ice so I didn’t get any credit for all my hard work. 🙂
I call the first image synchronized swimming and the second one synchronized sleeping. I went to the 16th Street Basin Saturday afternoon and found a couple of hundred geese and a few mallard ducks on the ice. There was another photographer also taking images. I didn’t stay long as you can only shoot so many images of geese sitting on the ice.
Nothing special about this eagle picture other than it is the first eagle of the season. He was sitting in a tree over looking the lock and dam. Lots of people around watching and photographing him. I think we are all waiting for the river to freeze over so we can get some images of eagles fishing.
I hope to spend some time at Lock and Dam #14 this year. I’ve only been there a couple of times and it’s very crowded but it has the best opportunity to capture some eagle images while they fish.
Burt Gearhart is an accomplished wildlife photographer who spends a lot of time at lock and dam #14 and he has invited me down on numerous occasions.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your Monday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
Dave: you are invited again this year. There were about 75 eagles in the air around LD14 in Friday, even though it was very warm. Looks like another great LD14 photo season shaping up. Don’t forget Larry Williams annual Dog and Chili cookout Jan 10, be there or be square. LOL