I have a potpourri of images for you today from my Friday shoot at Lock and Dam #14. If you read yesterday’s post you will remember it was a cloudy, windy, and cold day with only three eagles in the area. So when things are slow you look for anything that you can photograph. There were several flocks of geese flying over and landing throughout my stay there. Lots of coots and ducks as well.
This young couple and their dog walked across the observation platform and across to where the eagle tree is. The photographers get nervous when people (especially with dogs) do that as it tends to scare the eagles off and they don’t come back for sometime. Since there was only one eagle in the tree at the time they walked over there and it really didn’t matter. They stopped well short of the tree and so the eagle tolerated them. 🙂
As most of you who follow this blog are aware I am a self proclaimed gear head. I love photography gear almost as much as photography itself. One of the things you see at Lock & Dam #14 is a lot of very cool and expensive lenses. This guy was standing about 10 feet from me and even though it is a Cannon lens it is a thing of beauty. 🙂
I thought I was going to be able to photograph this guy fishing but what ever it was that brought him this close to the water must have dived because he never came close to catching anything and returned to his tree.
You will remember me lamenting yesterday that since the sun was shinning on Saturday the photographers would be shoulder to shoulder. Well interestingly here they are. My friend Steve and Becki went to the Lock and Dam on Saturday and Becki took this image of the crowd. She then sent to me. So the image above was taken by my friend Becki Kenton and it shows just how crowded it gets at Lock and Dam #14 when the weather cooperates.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.