Back at it today. My 4 day mini vacation is over. I didn’t venture out yesterday as I found enough projects around the house to amuse myself. So I’ll show you the remaining images from my trip to Lock and Dam #14 on Friday.
This guy was the only eagle I saw the entire time I was there. He was sitting in what they call the “Eating Trees” sans a fish. The funny thing about these trees is that you can walk up right under the bird and they won’t fly. It doesn’t seem to bother them. However on the other side of the dam there are the “Eagle Trees” where eagles sit and wait to fish. My friend Burt says if someone walks over there (and occasionally someone does) the eagles will fly and they won’t come back for hours.
This guy flew by so close as to offer a photo opt before he landed. Like I said earlier, it’s not that I don’t enjoy photographing pelicans, it’s just that I really wanted to capture some eagle images on this day so it was a little disappointing.
I’ve always admitted to being a gear head. But a trip to Lock and Dam #14 will show that I am not on the endangered species list. There were several tripods (fiber carbon, very expensive) with Nikon D4Ss on them with $7,000 – $10,000 lens attached to them. The oldest camera I saw (in the Nikon brand) was a D3S.
Is this cheating or not? By one of the unattended D4S was this sling shot device with a fish in it. No need to shoot it into the water as the only bird that would get it would be one of the many pelicans. 🙂
That’s it for today. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by. Still sending prayers your way Kathy.
Be careful and as the new phrase that unfortunately is becoming common, “be aware.”